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Lathe Projects #3: Natural Edge Ash Bowl #2

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The last post left with some work to be completed on the piece before dismount. I wanted to work the edge of the bowl a little thinner and I did some aggressive stock removal on the interior and exterior edge. This left me with the bowl here.

and here

I did a little more work on the side to remove the somewhat boat like appearance and give it more curve. I cut the bowl off the lathe and began running through the grits of sanding. I have more trouble spots to touch up on that will require hand sanding as the process would be too dangerous on the lathe. This is where the bowl is at now and I probably will not give another update until I post as a project.

Overall, I am pleased with how the first outing with this type of project is going. The live edge is a variable and the area is outside of control. Better bark retention and a thinner design would require greener wood than I had handy. I do like the way the bark formed with the side edges of the piece and I like the completed shape. I should have the finish applied by the end of the weekend. So far, this year has been quite productive for me. I hope the pace continues.

Thanks for viewing,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.



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swirt

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#1 posted 1162 days ago

David that came out really nice. It was nice to see the process you spelled out and documented along the way.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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David Craig

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#2 posted 1162 days ago

Thanks swirt.

For others following the process stefang suggested using a small faceplate on the bark side to reduce the occurrences I had of the piece slipping on the drive center. I will add that to my next go at a live edge.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 1162 days ago

Nice looking bowl, David.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 1162 days ago

looking good David, thanks for sharing the journey on this one.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger

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#5 posted 1162 days ago

nice bowl. It’s amazing what is hidden in a hunk o wood.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Rustic

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#6 posted 1162 days ago

Comin along just fine there David.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 1162 days ago

Beautiful job David, next time you’re over we’ll split some of that green maple and see what will happen. That is if this didn’t put you off natural edged bowls forever. LOL. Real nice looking turning. By the way, got my cancer shot today and I feel like sh*t. 2 more to go, and I’m done. CU in the funnypapers. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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David Craig

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#8 posted 1162 days ago

Thanks all for the kind comments folks. I appreciate the interest and response.

Actually, Mike, I kind of enjoyed turning this one. I would like to make a go of a few pieces, maybe a little series of bowl, vase, and cup. My brother thinks this one would make a good change holder…sigh…

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#9 posted 1161 days ago

Pretty darn neat…....like it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 1161 days ago

Just like shop in High School, everything turns into an ashtray, in the end.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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