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Project by TheDane posted 01-15-2015 11:28 PM 1396 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me a piece of engineered lumber … I decided ‘what the heck’ and mounted it on the lathe.

Turned down to a bowl 4 3/4” in diameter and 2 1/4” high.

Can’t imagine the pressure they have to apply to create this stuff! You wouldn’t use this as a soup bowl … it is full of pin-hole and larger voids. Turns pretty nice, though.

-- 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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bushmaster

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#1 posted 01-16-2015 01:09 AM

Very nice and different than the norm,but looks great

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 01-16-2015 01:36 AM

Definitely unique and interesting….

How rough was it on the cutting edges of your tools???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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distrbd

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#3 posted 01-16-2015 02:01 AM

I like it a lot,it would be great if we could see how the engineered lumber looked,like before and after pics.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 01-16-2015 02:11 AM

Some pretty wild structure to this. Great to see someone go above the normal and try it. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 01-16-2015 02:12 AM

That wood certainly creates a cool looking pattern. very nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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TheDane

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#6 posted 01-16-2015 02:34 AM

Randy—I thought it might hard to turn, but it actually was pretty easy. Did the whole thing with a sharp 5/8” bowl gouge.

Ken—Should have thought of that!

-- 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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#7 posted 01-16-2015 02:53 AM

That bowl has been ‘mixed’... how did you do that?! :) LOL

Looks really COOL… sure makes you wonder…

-- 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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Russell

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#8 posted 01-16-2015 07:54 AM

A PSL Beam Bowl. Excellent.

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stefang

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#9 posted 01-16-2015 09:26 AM

Very nice. Great for candy (the low-calorie kind would be preferable).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TheDane

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#10 posted 01-16-2015 03:14 PM


Very nice. Great for candy (the low-calorie kind would be preferable).

- stefang

Hmmm … I was thinking Beer Nuts during Sunday’s football game!

-- 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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murch

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#11 posted 01-16-2015 03:15 PM

No doubting your ability but for me there’s just something freakishly unnatural about it.
It’s weird looking, man. No disrespect intended.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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kd7lze

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#12 posted 01-16-2015 05:44 PM

Nice bowl. if you wanted it to hold liquid, you could soak it in resin and re-turn it to clean up the resin surface. A friend of mine uses this technique to turn pine cones to make pens.

thanks,
Don

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hoss12992

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#13 posted 01-16-2015 06:45 PM

Great job, that def has a unique look to it with the engineered wood.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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