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Samuel Beckett Bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland.

Samuel Beckett Bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland.

The harp is the secular icon for Ireland and all things Irish.

The harp is the secular icon for Ireland and all things Irish.

Daniel O'Connell monument down in route from the Belvedere Hotel to the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland

Daniel O’Connell monument down in route from the Belvedere Hotel to the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland

The Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The Great Orson Wells got his theatrical start here.

The Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The Great Orson Wells got his theatrical start here.

Late 19th century author Oscar Wilde whose wit is world renowned. "I adore simple pleasures, they are the last refuge of the complex."

Monument in Dublin, Ireland of late 19th century author Oscar Wilde whose wit is world renowned. “I adore simple pleasures, they are the last refuge of the complex.”

Guinness Storehouse, St. James Street, Dublin, Ireland

Guinness Storehouse, St. James Street, Dublin, Ireland

Still bundled up, even inside the Guiness Storehouse, St. James Street, Dublin, Ireland. Left to right: Ms. Bishop, Me, Mikka, Kelsey, Ms. Gonzales

Still bundled up, even inside the Guiness Storehouse, St. James Street, Dublin, Ireland.
Left to right: Ms. Bishop, Me, Mikka, Kelsey, Ms. Gonzales

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This is a chunk of Ambrosia Maple wood. This is how it looked when I brought it home before I applied tools and skill to turn it into the beautiful platter you see below

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A dish made from Abrosia Maple wood

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The bowl was turned first in this Ambrosia Maple wood set.

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This is the bowl after it was varnished. The platter also was varnished but I don’t have a picture of it.

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