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My First Bowl Turning

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Project by cajunpen posted 06-09-2014 09:16 PM 726 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this in the shed the other day – it was the very first bowl that I turned. Turned in about 2005 and I think that the wood was Cherry, but I can’t remember for sure. I had never applied a finish to it, so I remounted the bowl and applied a finish, just a friction polish. I then buffed out on the Beall Buffing System. It measures about 8” wide and is 2 1/4” deep. I don’t know what that black spot is, but it is in the identical place on the inside and outside, so it is something that was in the piece of wood.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 09:23 PM

Very nice work. It’s always good to look back to where we come from.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 09:27 PM

WOW, Bill, that is a great first bowl. I wish I had done so good right out of the chute. Beautiful job!!
cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 09:34 PM

Very attractive piece, and great work for a first turning.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 10:46 PM

Nice job on this. Whatever wood it is, it sure is pretty.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 11:08 PM

don’t put it back in the shed. I still have my first bowl and remember the victory it was

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 12:07 AM

its a beautiful bowl , love the wood, such a very nice tone to it, you did it justic by bringing it out of the shed and buffing it…great job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 06-10-2014 12:39 AM

You did a wonderful job on your first bowl Bill. My first 6’’ x 3’’ bowl turned out to be a coaster. Still have it. Something you should keep forever.

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

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#8 posted 06-10-2014 03:10 AM

Great job buddy

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 11:38 AM

Very nice Bill..I hope myfirst bowl comes out looking as good as that…..thanks for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 06-10-2014 06:17 PM

Super bowl- even if your 100th, it would be a good bowl.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#11 posted 06-12-2014 11:46 PM

Mighty nice ice cream bowl there Bill.

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

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