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Project by Woodwrecker posted 09-25-2014 08:40 PM 1933 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t done any turning in an age, so I put together some Florida Cherry and Tiger Stripe Maple and turned this bowl.
It is about 11W X 6D and is finished in a combination of Linseed Oil and Polyurethane, thinned with Mineral Spirits. Topped by a couple coats of Crystal wax.
It was a lot of fun.
Below are some process shots.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#1 posted 09-25-2014 08:47 PM

Practice? Doesn’t look like you need any practice to me!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 08:53 PM

Now to buy fruits to fill it up!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 09-25-2014 09:14 PM

Practice? Your a natural! Looks like a home run to me! Very nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Sam Shakouri

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#4 posted 09-25-2014 09:30 PM

Can you explain the second last picture, please? Why did you cut the blank into two halves? Otherwise, It is good attempt.
See how I cut a similar bowl in one piece.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#5 posted 09-25-2014 09:51 PM

Thank you Sam. I was trying a new technique.
I wanted a more abstract pattern flow.
I have another mounted on the lathe cut as yours is, and I hope it comes out 1/2 as nice as yours.
Thank you.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 09-25-2014 10:07 PM

What Charlie said!

Nice Job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 09-25-2014 10:30 PM

Who are you trying to fool Woodwrecker that’s a pretty good looking bowl,nice job…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 09-25-2014 10:39 PM

I wish my pratice pieces looked that good!cutting the semi circular pieces would count as a project for me!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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Paul M

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#9 posted 09-25-2014 10:41 PM

One of these days, I just may give turning a try, with something like this as inspiration.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#10 posted 09-25-2014 10:42 PM

That my friend is a work of art!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-25-2014 11:40 PM

Nice bowl. It came out real nice with the pattern you chose!!

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

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#12 posted 09-26-2014 02:21 AM

That is just plain awesome. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 09-26-2014 01:11 PM

I know nothing about turning but that is a cool bowl.

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

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#14 posted 09-26-2014 01:42 PM

Having just gotten into turning, I’m still ignorant of many things. Can you go into detail on the method for making the circular – concentric ring – cuts on the square glued-up blank? Did you use a bandsaw, a jigsaw or was that done on the lathe itself? Thanks.


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#15 posted 09-26-2014 02:11 PM

Practice? I’m eager to see a real turned project from yours ! Hat’s off Master !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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