My first turned bowl

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Project by generic posted 09-26-2014 05:50 PM 984 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at turning a bowl from two different types of wood scraps.
Curly Maple and Black walnut with gun stock finish rubbed in.
I have never turned a bowl before so excuse the clunkyness of it at the base.
I was afraid to dig to deep but I guess that fear goes away with experience.
I want to turn my scraps into segmented bowls so this was my first test piece of the glue up and such.
It was a lot of fun and very satisfying at the end.
I can see why people love to turn wood !

-- TMF

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#1 posted 09-26-2014 08:47 PM

REAL NICE BOWL! I’m also doing my 1st “Glue-up” bowl right now, I will be finishing turning it tomorrow I hope!

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 09-26-2014 11:04 PM

Turning is no different than anything else, the more you do the better you get. If you are serious about turning look for a local club. There are some great mentors in the local clubs with great experience and willing to help You are off to a good start but a coach can really move you ahead

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 09-27-2014 12:48 AM

Very Nice! I am a beginner too – you are off to a great start!!

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

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#4 posted 09-27-2014 06:55 AM

It looks like a fedora hat upside down, great turning on this one!!

-- #makedust

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#5 posted 09-27-2014 06:52 PM

Nice joint on the top piece where the two meet .So well done youg sir.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 09-27-2014 07:00 PM

I have to agree with you on the hat thing! I noticed that also! Must be my inner fashion designer?
I would say it was my intention but I was actually afraid to remove to much on my first project so it took that shape.. Unless you believe I did it on purpose !!

It looks like a fedora hat upside down, great turning on this one!!

- bheckson

-- TMF

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#7 posted 09-27-2014 09:52 PM

great work Oddjob!

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 09-28-2014 05:41 PM

Nice blend of colors maybe you could do a oil based poly over it and give that great dog of yours a special bowl?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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