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My lathe journeys. #32: Just a funky little bowl

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 07-29-2015 06:24 PM 880 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 31: ... More practicing, more bowls. Part 32 of My lathe journeys. series Part 33: ... Making new lathe tool handles. »

This one is a piece of that black gum someone gave me. I rough turned it maybe 4 or 5 months back and it warped like crazy! The bowl stayed basically round, but the top lip did anything BUT stay flat. I actually like the way it is so all I did was mount it back up and turn the sides a bit thinner and deeper.
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It came from a small branch crotch similar to this, and you can see where the branch grew thru it on both sides.
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And here’s a few random pix of the finished piece.
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Only had a few small splits so I used superglue on them, then soaked in a coat of Teak oil and finished it up with rattle-can lacquer.
Thanks for looking. Comments and critiques welcomed

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#1 posted 07-29-2015 07:28 PM

That is cool, Joe! Truly, one of a kind. I like the branch holes in the side. How big is it? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 07-29-2015 07:32 PM

Thanks Candy. It’s about 5.5” across the middle, and 3.5” high.

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#3 posted 07-29-2015 09:21 PM

Now that, Joe, is one of those “full-participation” pieces. Sweet.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 07-29-2015 10:23 PM

Another example of how to make the most of a rustic piece. Beautiful.

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#5 posted 07-30-2015 06:53 PM

That is a wicked looking bowl. Nice work Joe.

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#6 posted 07-30-2015 07:13 PM

Thanks guys. I really like this. It’s a pretty neat bowl.

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