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Wow, I bet that was nerve wracking, it looks great though.
 

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Hey Rich
This is really nice the square part is the big trick .How's your knuckels?. Very well done beautiful.
 

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Jim, they say I can take the bandages off in 5 days…
 

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Nice!!

I cannot imagine how you would sand something like this!!

Lew
 

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My knuckles and fingers are all healed up so I think I'll try anther like that one soon. Great job. I like it.
 

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looks great!
i assume you used a product called shellawax for the finish and bieng a friction polish how did you polish up the sides of the peice?
you wouldn't be able to do it with the lathe running so Im just interested in how you did this

I made a similar bowl out of rosewood not long ago
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18029
 

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Hey Brody, you are right, the "wings" couldn't be done with the lathe turning. I sanded and finished them off the lathe. The friction finish can be used by hand, sort of a french polish, only easier.
Your bowl is beautiful, gotta love redwood.
 

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"Care must be used when cutting Cocobolo, as the wood's oils can induce allergic reactions if inhaled or exposed to unprotected skin and eyes. A dust collection system, coupled with the use of personal protective equipment such as respirators, is highly recommended when machining this wood ."

I saw this quote on Wikipedia and I wonder if you had any problems with it ?
 

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Hi Dusty, no I don't seem to be allergic to Cocobolo, or any other exotic woods for that matter. I do wear a mask when sanding though, just to keep the dust out of my lungs. I know from the recent article in Fine Woodworking that Cocobolo, rosewood, and teak are some of the more allergenic woods out there.
 

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Thanks for the feedback ….so far in my life I seem to be allergic to everything except wood dust…lucky me . I will use a mask along with my dust collector and air filters …just in case : ) Thanks
 
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