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Turning #1: Rough Bowls

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Blog entry by Dorje posted 11-04-2007 12:37 AM 1207 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few of the ROUGH bowls that have come off the lathe in the past few weeks (sorry about the lighting):

A small cherry bowl:



A slightly large, chunkier, and deeper cherry bowl:


I nabbed a number of chunks of the neighbor’s maple that he was going to haul off. I tried to get ones with promise of figure. Here’s one that I turned the other day – and don’t I wish the whole blank had that curly figure!:


-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA



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#1 posted 11-04-2007 12:50 AM

Nice work, Dorje! Bet the wife is going to love all those bowls for the kitchen. But, now she’ll see you less than she did before you had the lathe!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 11-04-2007 02:12 AM

Great work, Dorje. Looks like you’re on the way. Have fun

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 11-04-2007 02:29 AM

Yee haw! We need bigger lathes Podnah!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 11-04-2007 03:00 AM

My point exactly Tom,

She trying to get rid of him I bet. LOL

I want to see wha your turning out in a month Dorje. Your certainly off to a great strart.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#5 posted 11-04-2007 03:04 AM

I see your lovely wife got you a bigger lathe. Tres cool! Pam already has a lifelong get out of jail free card for getting me a 14” Bandsaw. I’m with Lee and Tom. Can’t wait to see what comes off. Now I just wished I lived in Seattle so I could take a spin…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 11-04-2007 04:51 AM

Dorje -

Very nice! Looks like you are having fun. Congratulations of the lathe!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#7 posted 11-04-2007 06:33 AM

Thanks all -

I think I’ll actually see more of my wife in the shop, because she has an interest in turning.

Douglas – how often does your wife go to jail? Also, too bad the cyber tool share doesn’t work as well as it should! And shoot, Seattle and Omaha ain’t that far apart!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 11-04-2007 03:17 PM

Pam has a friend who lives on Mercer Island. If I’m ever in the neighborhood, I’ll be sure and call!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 11-04-2007 03:38 PM

Dorje,

Good work…looks like you will have lots of finish turning in your “queue” for the coming months!

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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#10 posted 11-05-2007 12:01 AM

Dorje,

Sweet! You’re standing in tall cotton for sure with all of that Cherry. That probably sounds like I’m just a wee bit jealous… Nah, me? Well, truth be known, we get lots of Cherry down Texas way…NOT! I only get to turn Cherry once in a blue moon, and the old man in the moon does not seem to like the colour blue… :-(

Seriously, congrats. Cherry is a wonderful timber to work with… I just wish it grew in Texas! The maple is sweet as well and it doesn’t grow here much either. Will they let red-headed Texan woodturners live in your parts? :-) Take care and best wishes to you and yours!

Steve (loves Cherry, but can’t get it) Russell
EWW, WVP, EWWFS
The Woodlands, Texas

-- Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry... http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com

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Dorje

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#11 posted 11-05-2007 06:09 AM

Thanks guys!

Douglas – sounds like a plan!

Mark – and that’s not all I got in my queue…need to learn to PRIORITIZE!

Steve – too funny! I’m sure the authorities would allow red-headed Texan woodturners in these parts. You’d have to pass the exam though!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 11-05-2007 06:23 AM

Great job Dorje. I love your bowls. You are getting started down the road to lots of big wood shavings.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#13 posted 11-05-2007 08:13 AM

Thanks Karson!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 11-06-2007 03:15 AM

Hey Dorje,

Oh well, if there’s a test, I guess I better stay in the heat and humidity capital of the known and unknown universe – Houston (we call it HOTston), Texas. I’ve done a bunch of demos in your neck of the woods… I love Seattle, it’s a great place with really good coffee! :-) You’re a lucky bloke for sure. Take care and best wishes to you and yours!

Steve Russell
EWW, WVP, EWWFS
The Woodlands, Texas

-- Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry... http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com

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#15 posted 11-06-2007 04:10 AM

Lathe work is a lot of fun.
My lathe is in the detached garage and my primary shop is in the basement.
Keep forgeting how much I like turning.

looking forward to seeing your finished pieces !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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