Rectangle dish from the lathe

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Project by jasonborthwick posted 12-18-2014 03:49 AM 1123 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rectangle turning 7.5 inches x 6 inches. Laminated from 3species of wood cypress, walnut and maple. Turned as a shallow dish then hand sanded corners and rounded over by hand. Then reverse mounted to finish foot. Once removed from lathe final sanded and spray finished with poly. This piece was submitted to my local clubs Christmas party gift exchange and went into one of my mentors collection.

It is very addicting making these odd shaping turnings on the lathe because it proves to be a series of challanges to overcome to keep it under control and to work toward a finished piece on and off the lathe. I feel that by taking on challanges like these it will pay off ten fold toward the level of turnings I produce in the future.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 12-18-2014 09:32 AM

I like this a lot. The contrast of the Walnut really makes it pop!
Your previous platter with the Zebra and Oak is extremely cool too.
I bought a used mini lathe and turned about a hundred odds and ends, broke a lot of stuff, learned a ton, and now I have a new lathe and I’m ready to try a few of these.

Thanks for the post. Great job!!!!!!!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 10:08 AM

Cool design, looks great!

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#3 posted 12-19-2014 03:55 AM

I love it! looks like a lot of fun to make.

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 04:56 AM

Thanks for your comments guys. The square bowls are a blast to make. I have learned a great deal from bob Hamilton. He has a u tube channel and pictorial essey on his website showing how to safely turn square turnings. Check it out he is very good.

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