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Thread: Sweet, Sweetgum-First Complete Bowl/Vase

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    Sweet, Sweetgum-First Complete Bowl/Vase

    Don't know if this qualifies as a bowl or if it is considered a vase but who cares! I finally got one completed start to finish. It is sweetgum end grain turned. It is 5 1/2" accross and 4 1/2" high. What a RUSH! Well, let me know what you think and if any improvements could be made. Thanks for the help.
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    Last edited by Christopher K. Hartley; 05-02-2006 at 9:05 PM.
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    Christopher........Unique form....I like it..........I really like the figured wood! Nice project!
    Ken

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    Yeah...That's some cool looking wood Chris! I like the form. You'll be hollowing in no time.
    ~john
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    Looks Great!

    Does that wood grow by you?


    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan
    Looks Great!

    Does that wood grow by you?Pete
    Yes, it is pretty common here in Texas. http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordL...s/sweetgum.htm
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    Nice Chris! I like it too, very cool wood!

    Corey

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    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET, Chris. The only thing I see is the grove at the bottom. That will go away with practice. I can't remember how many of mine had it, till I got it right.

    You can be proud it the effort AND the Results!

    Bruce
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    M.H. Woodturning, Etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Shiverdecker
    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET, Chris. The only thing I see is the grove at the bottom. That will go away with practice. I can't remember how many of mine had it, till I got it right.

    You can be proud it the effort AND the Results!

    Bruce
    Thanks for the coaching Bruce; I'll work on that more in the next one. Everyone else, thanks for the encouragement.
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    Well, I guess if you put flowers in t, it's a vase and if you put munchins in it, it's a bowl. Looks good for either Christopher.

    Ernie

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    Christopher like Ernie said whatever you put in it. It is a mighty fine looking vase to me though. Nice work.
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    Very nice Chris, keep it up Thanks for sharing !
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    Very nice Chris.
    Isn't it a shame that the wood finishes so well but the little balls are such a pain in the rear to pick up.
    Ed

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    Looks like a spitoon to me. But I love it. Great grain in the wood and good form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Timberlake
    Looks like a spitoon to me. But I love it. Great grain in the wood and good form.
    John, you know...I do think you're right. Now we're on to somethin!

    Thanks everyone
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