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Project by TheDane posted 12-10-2014 04:22 PM 1032 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of crotch wood (unknown species) that I turned as an experiment … wanted to see how far I could get before it went to pieces!

It is 7 1/4 inches in diameter and 4 3/4 inches tall.

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have left such a tall ‘foot’, but the base is really about all that is holding this thing together.

Finish is Danish Oil followed by 3 coats of poly.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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SteveW

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#1 posted 12-10-2014 05:19 PM

That is a beautiful piece. Great job turning it, and glad it came out safe.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 05:27 PM

Very good looking for an ugly bowl. You must have very sharp tools and a very steady hand to get
something like that to come out right. Sanding it must have been fun, did you use sanding discs?
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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TheDane

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 06:30 PM

Sanding it must have been fun, did you use sanding discs?

Yup … I used the 2” blue disks from Vince’s Wooden Wonders with a soft interface pad on a drill. I kept the piece on the lathe, but sanded (very carefully) without the lathe running.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 09:16 PM

That bowl looks like a real conversation piece…
... you might NOT want to do so in mixed company… :) LOL

You did a very good job doing what you could on it…

COOL, Interesting bowl…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 12-10-2014 09:40 PM

Gerry really like your ugly, fuggly, muggly, bowl even though won’t hold soup! Definitely a work of art and some outstanding woodturning too. Way to go Gerry!

-- Bill

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TheDane

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#6 posted 12-11-2014 02:42 AM

If anybody turns a piece like this, take appropriate cautions. I wasn’t sure how stable it was, so I approached it very carefully. After I shaped the outside, I wrapped it with plastic, then wound some filament tape around the top before I started hollowing. Needless to say, you work on something like this only with appropriate safety gear!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 12-11-2014 08:59 AM

An exceptionally nice bowl Gerry and certainly not ugly! I can imagine how you felt as you inched your way forward on this one. Great work and a fine result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TheDane

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#8 posted 12-11-2014 02:42 PM

I can imagine how you felt as you inched your way forward on this one.

This was one of those cases where the sound coming off the lathe was as important as what I could see and feel.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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