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My lathe journeys. #26: ... Been busy past few weeks. Practice, practice, practice.

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 03-25-2015 12:28 PM 1033 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: ...Christmas bowl that split, here's the replacement. Part 26 of My lathe journeys. series Part 27: ... Get served lemons? Make lemonade! »

I’ve been doing quite a bit of turning these past few weeks. I’ve been turning out a bowl every few days. The oil and lacquer coats take longer than the actual turning time, what with having to wait for drying times. Any hoooooo…

Rather than make separate blog posts for all these, I figure I’ll put them here a couple at a time.
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These 2 bowls came from the same cypress log. When I was given this piece it had been sitting in a guys shop for almost 10 years, It had split down the middle, almost half in two. I literally pulled the halves apart with my hands. This stuff was dry as a bone. Here’s the first half ..
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I used super glue and sawdust to fill (a lot of ) cracks. One of the cracks was pretty much thru the piece. Took several coats to get it filled
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I made a base of sorts from a piece of black gum that was a cut off from another project .
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here’s the first half finished with Danish oil and spray lacquer.
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I had a bit of a blow-out on one side, but I can work with that.
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Again, sawdust and super glue to the rescue.
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I cut a raised base on this one.
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Here’s both of the bowls together
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This (very dry) cypress was nice to cut. He says he has more I can have and I might just take him up on it. Thanks for looking.

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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 12:41 PM

Nice set of bowls.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 01:02 PM

Joe, you really have a way in your designs. It’s as if you know exactly how it will turn out before you start. These show a lot of beauty. You have a knack for turning.
Keep it up.

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

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terryR

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 01:11 PM

Looking good, Joe!
Been busy with sawdust and glue here as well…just part of turning?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 10:51 PM

Very nice, Joe!

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 11:12 PM

Joe

I love the Looks of the Cypress it looks creamy texture to it. I have seen it used but never used it before.

Arlin

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 07-28-2015 09:25 AM

I Favorited this as a way of bookmarking it. I’ve been working up a sweat.

The difference between novice and master is that the master is better at fixing mistakes.

-- Mark

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