Giant walnut wingbowl

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Project by Bill posted 04-21-2014 11:45 PM 1236 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mostly for bragging rights. It is twenty inches across, and sounded like a helicopter while it was on the lathe. Got a pic of my oldest holding it for size reference… she’s a bit like calvin from the comics, took about twenty pics to get one without her making a face.

Making these can get intimidating, the log is mounted all wrong, and most of the time is spent turning air space. Yes, it is a bit dangerous, but if it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be much fun.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 04-21-2014 11:57 PM

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 12:11 AM

Those are just incredible!

And your daughter looks like trouble from here! “Calvin from the comics”......

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 03:14 AM

I just told one of my students something similar… “there are times in you life that you will be attempting something that looks absolutely terrifying.” Then I quoted John Wayne – “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway!”

Nice project and excellent finish

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 08:01 AM

Bill, I see you are living up to the mental in experimental…again. Take care.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 12:48 PM

That is amazing and I can just imagine the sound of that piece of wood spinning at speed on your lathe.
Excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-23-2014 01:59 AM

Very neat results. I take it you sanded it off the lathe??

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 05-02-2014 12:14 AM

That’s too cool!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#8 posted 05-17-2014 11:08 AM

Super nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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