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1917 Cottonwood burl.
odie

1917 Cottonwood burl.

7 7/8" x 2 7/16", sanded to 600gt, Danish oil natural, Beall 3-step buffed. This one spent two years online before it finally sold for $165.
One question Odie, do you post the bowls you make in order you make them or your most recent? Do you wait until it is sold to post here on the Forum? The only reason I ask is that the photo seems to have been taken in 2021. No problem, just curious…
 
Very nice Odie! Two years online!!…it should’ve sold the day you posted it :D
Thank you very much, Gabriel..... :)
One question Odie, do you post the bowls you make in order you make them or your most recent? Do you wait until it is sold to post here on the Forum? The only reason I ask is that the photo seems to have been taken in 2021. No problem, just curious…

Gabriel..... The photos are usually taken just prior to entering them on my Etsy account. Since this one took two years to sell, that's why the photo was taken in 2021. It's hard to predict what's going to sell quickly, and what won't....just can't second-guess the buyers! :)

I usually try to have at least one bowl on page one of the member's gallery....sometimes two, but often times I don't have a current sale to fill that spot. Lately, I've been using my sold bowls for member's gallery, because it's easier for me to keep track of what's been added, and what hasn't yet....I have an odd method of keeping track, but it works for me! There are quite a few bowls that haven't been added to the MG, but I don't want to crowd the fine turnings that you and other members are contributing here.

-o-
 
Do you suppose it would have sold faster if the wood had a more exotic name? Like canola oil instead of rape seed oil. Mike Mahoney made a good living turning "Mormon Poplar," whatever that is. How about Prairie Oasis wood? Or the Latin term for it--Populus. Something more consistent with it's spectacular appearance.
 
Thank you very much, Gabriel..... :)


Gabriel..... The photos are usually taken just prior to entering them on my Etsy account. Since this one took two years to sell, that's why the photo was taken in 2021. It's hard to predict what's going to sell quickly, and what won't....just can't second-guess the buyers! :)

I usually try to have at least one bowl on page one of the member's gallery....sometimes two, but often times I don't have a current sale to fill that spot. Lately, I've been using my sold bowls for member's gallery, because it's easier for me to keep track of what's been added, and what hasn't yet....I have an odd method of keeping track, but it works for me! There are quite a few bowls that haven't been added to the MG, but I don't want to crowd the fine turnings that you and other members are contributing here.

-o-
Got it!
 
Do you suppose it would have sold faster if the wood had a more exotic name? Like canola oil instead of rape seed oil. Mike Mahoney made a good living turning "Mormon Poplar," whatever that is. How about Prairie Oasis wood? Or the Latin term for it--Populus. Something more consistent with it's spectacular appearance.

Don't know, Dean.....maybe. I've sold quite a few cottonwood burl bowls in the past, and I don't think any of them took 2 years. I have other species that have been on there for a long time, too.

I can tell you this, though......my sales lately are about half what they were just a couple years ago, when the economy went south.

-o-
 

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