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Jul 10th, 2011 at 7:54pm
 
Another day of skew practice, this bottle stopper was made round with the skew then I used my Thompson Tools 3/8 bowl gouge for the shaping. This little piece of Red Bud was spectacular, unfortunately the pic doesn't show it. I need to get the cork yet. This was finished with a bunch of coats of CA then wet sanded, first time doing that, then sanded to 12k with MM and three wheel buffed

This is an experiment I was trying to follow up on the last cherry bowl I made from a 7/4 plank. I'm not real happy with the accent band, have a couple ideas to fix it for the next version. The curve of the inside bowl doesn't match the curve of the outside so have to fix that too. The holly was finished with Deft Satin Wiping Lacquer as it doesn't darken the wood. The cherry was finished with multiple coats of Formby's Tung Oil then three wheel buffed.

Here's a shot of the bottom. It's the second time I've been able to do it, so I know it's not an accident now. Used my homemade vacuum chuck for it.

Thanks for looking. Comments and criticism appreciated.
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Reply #1 - Jul 10th, 2011 at 9:11pm
 
nice.  not sure about the black band on the bowl though.
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Reply #2 - Jul 10th, 2011 at 11:29pm
 
Nate, your stopper is very nice.  Love the look of the wood and the turquoise fill.  Add the cork and you'll have a real beauty on your hands. 

The bowl has a wonderful outer curve.  It flows so gracefully from top to bottom, or bottom to top depending on how you look at it.  Not so sure I care for such a heavy, shallow bowl though.  I know I was just taught differently and that some folk really like/love the HEAVY stuff.  It's just not my cup of tea.  What I would have liked better would have been for the inner curve to be about twice as deep than it looks to be.  The black doesn't really bother me at all.  But the spalted holly does.  If it was clear holly or even another contrasting wood without the spalting it might appeal to me better.  The clear cherry IMHO seems to call for another clear wood for the insert.  Just thoughts that really only matter to me.  If there is something that you can use on the next one, great.  If not, no worries.  I'm not the turning police and we all know that beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.  Regardless of my design critiques, I think you have done an excellent job with what you did.  The whole thing looks great, well turned, sanded, and finished. 
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Reply #3 - Jul 11th, 2011 at 6:41pm
 
I appreciate your opinion Rev.  Thanks for the candid feed back.  I'll try one with some clear wood for a different look.
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Reply #4 - Jul 11th, 2011 at 7:33pm
 
Looking good, Nate.  smiley=thumbsup.gif The bottle stopper is nicely done, and I like the bowl, too. (I think thick bowls can be cool.) I like the black band, but personally I think I would have left the inner bowl out, and just have the cherry interior to match the cherry exterior. As it is now, you have three points of contrast. To my tastes, two contrasting colors is plenty.
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Reply #5 - Jul 13th, 2011 at 10:26pm
 
Really nice Nate. I like them both and the bottle stopper is really nice.
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Reply #6 - Jul 14th, 2011 at 1:44am
 
They both are nice but I really like the bowl, looks cool, I think you did a great job nate, nicely done. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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