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My lathe journeys. #13: ... from 2 X 12 floor joist to bowl. Who knew?

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 01-28-2015 08:26 PM 1317 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: ... Pecan & maple. I REALLY like how this one came out Part 13 of My lathe journeys. series Part 14: ... small P.T. pine bowl. Got any spare change? »

Who ever dreamed that a 2 X 12 pressure treated floor joist could look so nice? . Interesting how the grain lined up on one end, but not the other. I know a lot of folks say turning pine is a pain, but this was just another little something so I could get more practice. It actually wasn’t that bad to turn. And it was plenty dry so it shouldn’t crack or split. (fingers crossed) The finished bowl is right at 10” across the top.
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paxorion

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 09:32 PM

Great looking bowl, but did I read correctly that it was pressure treated lumber? Makes me worried what that bowl would be used for.

-- paxorion

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#2 posted 01-29-2015 12:43 AM

Not for food. It’ll be something to put keys, or loose change in.

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#3 posted 01-29-2015 02:01 AM

It does have a cool design.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 01-29-2015 07:04 PM

looks real good

-- Joe, Ga

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#5 posted 01-29-2015 08:05 PM

Wow! The grain really pops on that one. Like you said, who knew that something this nice could be made from an ol’ floor joist? Nice work.

-- Ed

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#6 posted 01-29-2015 08:16 PM

Thanks guys ! I was also surprised at how nice it turned out.

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#7 posted 07-27-2015 05:42 AM

Even Pine knows how to be pretty.

-- Mark

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