- Feb 7, 2023
Was that a Kirsten bowl? What does it look like now?
Very nice. It's definitely colored a lot more, a lot faster than my translucent Altinay.Almost three months and 70-80 bowls later the progress is minimal if any.
Currently it has been smoked 409 times, and will have its one year anniversary later this month.
It now weighs 50 grams, (2 grams less than when I started weighing, but I remember that it weighed 50 or 51 gram even during my last update which I failed to record)
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It went through a thorough clean before I took the pics. What you see is not dirt but color starting as black. It started the same way at the bottom, but then became brown.Good stuff! And you may want to wash the dirt and oils from the stummel....
It is long overdue for an update. Last time I updated was around 350 bowls. Now it is 498 and will hit 500 in a couple of days.Time for an update!
Nit-pick: All lighting has a color cast. Some controlled lighting is designed to minimize it- not noticeable at all the the casual/normal viewer. And there aren't too many casual viewers of meers!
I photograph it with a white background. However, the moment I go to a photo editor - The difference between reality and surreal becomes a blur to meOne way is to place a white calling or business card in the frame. Then you adjust the white balance with now quite a number of computer photo applications.
Surprisingly, my standard billiard altinay is coloring in this exact same spot. I always expected it to color on the actual shank (getting the golden band midway through) but surprisingly its coloring right where the shank meets the bowl just like yours.