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Thread: My first bowl

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    My first bowl

    I guess it didn't turn out too bad. I need to get more time in to improve my technique and hopefully start hanging out with some experienced turners so I learn something other than from a book.

    I think my photography skills are beyond hope.

    Maybe I'll pick up Bill Grumbine's bowl video...

    Maple with a bit of burl and a little quilting in it. 5 1/2" x 2".
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    Where did I put that tape measure...

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    Looks pretty good if you as me.
    Jim

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    Awesome Job Gary!
    Form is wonderful, and the wood is beautiful!
    If this is your first bowl we are going to be seeing great things coming from you!
    Last edited by Jim Ketron; 11-18-2006 at 10:27 PM.
    Have Chainsaw- Will Travel

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    Gary.........Nice bowl! I'm with Jim on this one. If that's your first...we are indeed, going to see some great things from you!
    Ken

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    IT'S a Winner ! Nice job.
    Sometimes we see what we expect to see, and not what we are looking at! Scott

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    Great 1st bowl Gary I hate to be the one to take this responsibiltiy, but what the heck. As far as the photo, the biggest improvement you can make is to lose the blue background. Gray's seem to work well with wood.
    941.44 miles South of Steve Schlumph

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    Great job Gary!

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    Your first? Yessir, that looks great! Nice wall thickness and a nice, well balanced form. Definitely looking forward to more. Great Job!

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    Very nice bowl!

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    Looks great. I would have never guessed it was your first.

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    All right, Gary! Looks most impressive - be it your first or eighty-first.
    Only the Blue Roads

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    Oh yea, that's a fine bowl Gary. Keep it up.

  13. Nice wood - nice work - congrats!!!

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    Nice, it looks like a nice sanding finish. What finish did you use? It looks like a gloss-lacquer to me...

    Great first..

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    Fine job Gary, That sur'nuf is a pretty one. Keep em coming!
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