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Project by jockmike2 posted 10-30-2008 08:41 PM 1203 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a natural edged bowl, I wish I could say it was fun. It’s wicked on the knuckles, but the results are worth it. They are beautiful and unique. Maybe next time I’ll use wet wood. This was an old dried out chunk of maple.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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#1 posted 10-30-2008 09:12 PM

Beautiful!!

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#2 posted 10-30-2008 10:53 PM

Not the easiest wood to turn when dry, especially for a beginner. Very good attempt, when you try the “green” wood, don’t forget you Macintosh and galoshes – it is great when you turn the bowl so thin that you can see light though it, then watch it change shape as it dries.

Post you efforts Mike, I will be interested to see the results.

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#3 posted 10-30-2008 11:01 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#4 posted 10-30-2008 11:09 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate the comments, it was a tough thing to “scratch out” so to speak.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 10-30-2008 11:37 PM

Beautiful job Mike,

I haven’t tried that myself yet.

Do you need any band aids???

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 10-30-2008 11:38 PM

looks good … keep em coming

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 10-31-2008 12:04 AM

This is gorgeous.

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#8 posted 10-31-2008 12:38 AM

I do love the natural edge bowls!!! And this is why—they are so beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 10-31-2008 12:51 AM

Good one Mike. I’m so pleased that ole lathe is spinning again.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 10-31-2008 01:05 AM

That is beautiful! Good job buddy!

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#11 posted 10-31-2008 01:33 AM

Thanks people, no I have no skin on my knuckles, I’m not sure if thats from falling or turning. Yes Dick I can always use band aids, I always keep them in stock all over the place, especially by the lathe.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 10-31-2008 03:14 AM

That is beautiful. Nice work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 10-31-2008 03:50 AM

Nice natural edge bowl, Mike. The sharp edges can be a little intimidating! Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 10-31-2008 03:56 AM

Very nice looking piece Mr Mike

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#15 posted 10-31-2008 04:19 AM

Thanks everyone I appreciate the compliments.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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