Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'bowl'

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Segmented Bowl - 1st try

04-26-2009 02:33 AM by Woodhacker | 16 comments »

Until recently my lathe experience has been 50 or so pen/pencils, a few miniature goblets, and a couple small 5 inch bowls over the past few years on a Jet mini lathe, enough to want to try other lathe work. This past fall I was fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire a PM 3520B, but due to other work and priorities I’ve not had a lot of time to use it yet…and that’s “killing me”. So this blog documents what I consider my first significant lathe project. Recently a partially segmen...

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Oak Bowl #1: First Green Turned Oak Bowl Ever

01-10-2009 07:29 PM by ArtSmock | 1 comment »

This is the first green turn read more in my project “oak bowl” thanks

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ambrosia maple turnings #2: finishing the bowl

12-31-2008 02:58 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 5 comments »

I have finished sanded the spalted ambrosia bowl up to 600 grit and am ready to start putting finish on it. I start the finish process by using an air compressor to blow all the dust from the bowl, then I wipe both the outside and inside down with BLO. The next step is to wipe on a good coat of Mylands high speed friction polish. I like to do the first coat with the lathe turned off and turn the bowl by hand. This allows me to get a good uniform coat on the entire surface. Once...

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ambrosia maple turnings #1: spalted ambrosia maple bowl

12-29-2008 02:06 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 3 comments »

I got some pieces of spalted ambrosia maple and decided to turn a bowl and vase from the largest pieces. This piece of log was just a little over 12 inches in diameter and I cut it 8 inches long. The piece was mounted between centers to start the rough turning. I have a spur drive that fits my nova chuck which saves a lot of time. A recess is created in the rough turned piece and will be held internally by the nova chuck jaws. With the piece secured in the Nova Jaw I s...

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Box Elder Bowl

09-10-2008 03:32 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 1 comment »

I found a beautiful piece of box elder that had quite a bit of red and black viens running through it. The first step in my bowl process was to chain saw the log and create a blank. I chose to save the bark inclusion on the side and let that be the focal point of the bowl. Next I attached a face plate ring to what would be the top of the bowl and then attached the bowl with the face plate ring to my Super Nova chuck. The next step in the process is to get the blank roughed out and f...

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The Craftsman's Path #42: Turned Walnut Bowl

07-14-2008 02:43 AM by Mark Mazzo | 3 comments »

I don’t consider myself an accomplished turner…yet. Though, I’m working on it! I like to turn and the relative instant gratification that turning projects can offer. I had not turned anything in a while but, recently I spied a small off-cut of Walnut in the shop that was left over from the sofa table project. It looked like it had a bowl hiding inside it. Read on and I’ll walk you through the process I followed to create the Walnut bowl. Thanks for reading!

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Woo Hoo, Part Deux #2: There's gold in them thar logs!

11-13-2007 07:19 AM by Douglas Bordner | 25 comments »

The story, for those unfamilar with the first entry, is that I was driving through the neighborhood. Truth be told I had the feeling there was going to be something I was going to find. Highly developed “Free-dar”. I happened upon a yard with the entire length of the sidewalk lined with quartered log sections of a massive maple tree and a sign exhorting me to take all I wanted. I was frustrated because most of the sections were massive. And when I went to toss one in the bed of th...

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Turning #2: More Rough Bowls and Blanks

11-11-2007 02:16 AM by Dorje | 10 comments »

Did some turning today…processed a number of maple rounds into bowl blanks…waxed the ends on the blanks and turned a few rough bowls with a few others. This clunker has some pretty good figure – and some rot too! Not sure what I’m going to do about the rot..I think I need to fill it with something (not the void – but the punky wood). I recall that Douglas posted something on the subject. I’ll have to track that down. Some of the blanks had figure a...

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Woo Hoo, Part Deux #1: Streetside Maple Log Quarters become bowl blanks

11-10-2007 02:19 AM by Douglas Bordner | 14 comments »

Continued from a previous post Scoooore! Maple quarter log sections/bowl blanks. Nice fall day. Scraped windows and removed old glazing. With the Honeydew list project out of the way, it’s on to fun! The original logs were big enough that I was able to get two natural edge face grain blanks and five end grain blanks, none with pith to contend with. And I got some nice wedges for future chainsawing, and likely some pen blanks, as well. I’ll keep a photoblog as these bowls unfol...

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Scoooore! Maple quarter log sections/bowl blanks

10-28-2007 12:16 AM by Douglas Bordner | 12 comments »

Two beauties. The fellow that had these as freebies in the front yard had both sides of the sidewalk lined with logs and log sections, with more in the back. These were the extent of what I could lift, each about 80-90 lbs. Looks to me to be rock maple. The tree he took down was three foot in diameter easily, not sure how tall it was. Thank you stranger, thank you majestic tree, sorry you had to come down. I will be reverent in handling your leavings. Where is the Cyber Bowl Blank Share condu...

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