A 6 inch Diameter "Coin Bowl" in Mahogany

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Project by TannerTurnings posted 10-19-2014 08:06 PM 714 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After having a rather “crazy” week, full of all kinds of nonesense that has taken far more time to get to the bottom of than it deserved, I have actually found enough time to myself to get out in the Workshop & turn something!

I have made this as a “House Warming” gift to a good friend of mine, who was unfortunately also caught up in the nonesense of the week. I’m not exactly sure what kind of Mahogany this is, as I bought it in a “Job Lot” from eBay a short while back, and this is the first piece from this board that I have turned. If anyone could identify it, I would love to know, but please note that the REAL colour of this wood is slightly more “red” than shows in the photos.

While turning the base of the piece, I found that the grain in the exact center was a little soft, and would tear each time I made a cut, regardless of how sharp my bowl gouge was. I guess I could have turned away the center “button”, but decided to make a small feature of the soft spot by making a tiny dome of it, and highlighting it with a couple of lines.

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

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 09:46 PM

Great bowl and great gift, Keith!!

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

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 11:47 PM

Thank goodness for the workshop, it’s such a great place to clear the “Nonsense” from the brain.
Lovely shape bowl and finish. I’m sure it will be gratefully accepted.
Thanks for showing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 11:07 AM

Did an excellent job of turning that piece, many of the people selling mahogany might not know the origin.

You can scroll down to mahogany will find many variations by country. Man that runs this site, also a woodturner.

-- Bill

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