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I was really excited to get started on this. It is the first project I ever did on the lathe where I was involved from the start. It started with a big piece of a trunk of walnut. Next came my very first experience with a chain saw(that was pretty fun). Then a quick trip to the bandsaw, and on to the lathe. After that it was pretty routine. The finish is just your ordinary friction polish, before i applied it, I sanded to 800 and then burnished it with the shavings. This is pretty green so I don't know how long it will last, or what it may end up looking like. The rest of the walnut is going to be stored until it drys out.

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Looks cool! I really like the figure.
 

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Good looking bowl, I recently received an older craftsman lathe from my father, but have not had time to set it up yet. I have a pretty big cabinet job going right now so all my time in the shop is working on cabinets. I am not complaning, because the paying jobs help pay for the new shop.
 

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This is a really nice bowl. It does give a sense of accomplishment to start a project by harvesting the wood directly from a tree. I agree with Gary the wood figure on this piece is gorgeous and gives the bowl nice character.

Thanks for the post.
 

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Really cool! As already mentioned, it really has some beautiful figuring.

I'd like to get a lathe, but the last thing I need is another addiction. LOL
 

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That is some amazing figure. From harvesting to using is pretty cool as well.
 

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Very nice.. I like the natural edge or bark inclusion that is still on the bowl.
 

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I second what Betsy said - it's very cool that you got to work the wood all through the process for this. Beautiful bowl, nice stock selection! I hope it lasts for you.
 

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A beautiful job for being a first.

After it dries out it may get a little oblong, but that will give it more character yet.
 

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Thanks Dick, quick clarification this is not the first bowl I ever turned just the first blank I ever cut.
 
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