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Thread: Wormy butternut crotch bowl

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    Wormy butternut crotch bowl

    Turned this bowl from a dead fall i picked up this fall. Wormy butternut crorch. 7.5"x1.75"x3/16ths, finished with walnut oil and beeswax. I think it looks a little dumpy, like I should have started the curve up closer to the center.
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    No problem with it here. The wood has great character. Good job!

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    I agree, The wood has great character. looks great to me.
    Jeff
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    Lot's to look at in this one Philip. I'd suggest some bigger pictures so we can see how well this came out!
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    Very nice looking bowl Phil. Love the character that the holes give it.
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    Great character..... too much balance might look too fabricated. I like the random nature of wood in all its' forms.... knots, worm holes, feather, streaks, whatever. I have taken many items to craft shows that I thought were UGLY, and they all sold, usually to much fanfare. I don't think that the average person gets to see much of the stuff we take for granted. And the more unusual, the more attention it seems to get.

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    Nice wood. I like the shape as well. Butternut is one of those woods on my list, when I find a source.
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    Good looking stuff! Great color in that feathering, and the form looks good to me.

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    Looks great from where I'm sitting.

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    You needn't second guess yourself with this bowl. Well done. Did you finish with oil? The wood looks darkened quite a bit. I've never turned butternut but it is a favorite of mine for flat work.
    faust

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    I love Butternut, I really love wormy Butternut, and add in the crotch feather, and this is awesome!! The butternut I have turned darkened like this with BLO - beautiful stuff!

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    Very nice. Lots of things to like about this bowl!

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    Very nice bowl Philip. Nie capture of the feather grain and the soft finish is a nice touch, really lets the grain show.

    Steve

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    That's nice! Great color and that feather is amazing! You should be happy with this one!
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    That is a nice bowl. Love the wood and worm holes. I like the form.
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