Goncalco Alves Bowl

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Hi everyone,
My barber came to the house last week with a large goncalco bowl blank.  
Knowing I do a bit of turning, ( barbers know more about you than your local  
barman) he asked me to make him a bowl.
I had never turned this wood before so I made sure my tools were sharp and  
got on with it.     What a superb finish.   Was I just lucky or does this  
wood always give such a good finish?     Anyway barber liked it so I guess I  
might even get a free haircut out of next time I go.


Re: Goncalco Alves Bowl
T. Dougall wrote:
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I have always found that it finished well.  Gondolas is a very nice  
wood, especially the highly figured.  The one drawback with this wood is  
   its allergy potential.  The dust could cause skin rashes and  
respiratory problems. Wear the proper safety gear when turning this wood  
and wash immediately after finishing. I've had experience with this and  
it isn't pleasant.  I still turn it when I can find it.

Re: Goncalco Alves Bowl
Man, where is that barber shop?  My barber never brings me anything!


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