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The Deck the Walls Exhibit and Show at Maryland Hall in Annapolis runs from Nov 9th through Dec 24th. Sales from this show benefit Maryland performing arts. You can find them at www.marylandhall.org.

Anyway, so I created two different turnings for the event shown here from your viewing pleasure.

Bowl #1 - Shallow natural edge bowl in Manzanita Burl approximately 6" in diameter and a little over 2.5" tall.
First two pictures show the front and the back of this turning.

Bowl #2 - Green turned from a piece of Ornamental Cherry from a tree removed from a neighbor's yard. The bowl is approximately 6" in diameter and about 5" tall.

Both bowls have a Tung Oil finish and were buffed and polished using the Beal Buffing System.

Thanks for looking.
Cheers - Mike

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Looks great Mike. Good luck at the exhibition.
 

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magnificent.

both bowls are simply extraordinary
 

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Really nice finish on the bowls.
 

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Very Nice bowls, I especially like the deep cherry bowl, do you have a profile photograph for that bowl?
 

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Thanks all for the feedback.

tony unfortunately I had to rush these to make the exhibit deadline - did not get a profile shot. You can tell somewhat from the back view attached here. Sort of an inverted lampshade.


The fun part of this project was that the shop smelled of cinnamon while the bowl blank was still wet.

The cherry bowl is twice turned - tree blank was cut in mid-September

Cheers Mike
www.thewoodenquill.com
 

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These are exquisite!
 

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Very nice turnings Mike. Good luck at the exhibit. jockmike2
 

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Very beautiful.
 

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Nice work! Hope you do well at the show!
 

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Pretty bowls! How thick did you leave the burl bowl? Also, was that one turned green too?

I have some Hawthorne that I think is gonna turn similar to your manzanita - but I'm just too plain scared to turn it yet!
 

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Really excellent, Mike.
 

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Very impressive turnings.
 

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Burl was a dry slab I had acquired to make someone a wall clock, but the concept was way too tacky and gave them something else.

The burl vessel ended up about 1/4" thick mainly was concerned of the structural integrity due to all the cracks and voids and there were 2 voids right over where the chuck jaws were gripping the tenon and was concerned that I'd hit the jaws with the bowl tools.

Also worth noting that the majority of the hollowing process was done using a Rolly Munro hollowing tool.

Thanks all for the comments

Cheers Mike
 

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Beautiful! I love turnings but don't have a lathe. I love these. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I'll have to investigate that Rolly Munro tool - no clue, but I'll find out! Thanks for the details on the burl bowl.
 

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Beautiful turnings . cherry piece is spectacular
 

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I've missed your projects somehow. You have a good body of work. This one is Great!
 

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Thanks again all

For F.Luna - Yes pieces in this exhibit are for sale - there are also 5 pieces on display that were turned by another member of our woodturning club - Chesapeake Woodturners. He has been my teacher and mentor leading up to this exhibit. The exhibit ends next Sunday - no word on sales for either of us yet.

Well back to the shop - we are in full production mode turning the bases for the Champagne Flutes for our daughter's wedding - you can follow our progress of that project on our blog here at Lumberjocks.

Cheers and Happy Holidays.
Mike
 

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Absolutely stunning! I would like to see more of your work.
 

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Hi Mike,

You posted this before I came on board. I love these bowls. They are absolutely gorgeous. Every time I see a post like this it makes me regret not have a lathe.

Thanks for the post.
 
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