Mistake Bowl

  • Advertise with us
Project by unknownwoodworker posted 12-15-2008 06:10 PM 1690 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once upon a time in a shop far, far away – - – OH *&^%$ ! Yes we all do it, but my house was already too warm.

The first time I tried to use a lathe turning chuck. I mounted it on the outside instead of the inside. My small Pauduk bowl was almost done as it flew across the shop. So being a woodworker I had glue to to put Wenge on the top and bottom. This saved mistake is 6” x 4”.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

10 comments so far

View lew's profile


11263 posts in 3173 days

#1 posted 12-15-2008 06:47 PM

Nice Save!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View odie's profile


1690 posts in 3258 days

#2 posted 12-15-2008 06:50 PM

Good going bag boy. There is hope for you after all … LOL

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2612 posts in 3010 days

#3 posted 12-15-2008 07:59 PM

Very cool. And funny too.

-- Dennis Zongker

View woodyoda's profile


117 posts in 2875 days

#4 posted 12-15-2008 08:01 PM

Like they say….There’s no such thing as mistakes, just opportunities to be more creative.
Looks like you did very well…...............................yoda

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 3664 days

#5 posted 12-15-2008 08:17 PM

That is a very nice bowl. I don’t see a flaw.

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

View rikkor's profile


11295 posts in 3292 days

#6 posted 12-15-2008 09:40 PM

That is a stand-alone beautiful turning. Don’t tell anyone about the mistake. No one will ever know.

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 3578 days

#7 posted 12-16-2008 12:11 AM

great use of an opportunity.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View Napaman's profile


5508 posts in 3495 days

#8 posted 12-16-2008 04:25 AM

SAAAVE!!!!!!!!!! Norm…you cant make mistakes!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View ralbuck's profile


1787 posts in 1684 days

#9 posted 08-05-2015 04:02 AM

I would love to be that good at “mistakes”.


-- just rjR

View JoeinGa's profile


7360 posts in 1425 days

#10 posted 08-05-2015 10:43 PM

Yep. If ONLY all my mistakes came out that good … I’d be set :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics