5th Bowl

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Project by BassPimp posted 03-02-2015 01:10 AM 1510 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 5th bowl that I finished. Its 15” in diameter made of maple and walnut and, finished with wipe on poly. I had an accident with this bowl. I tried a paper joint to my waste block. That joint failed and sent my bowl flying. But I was lucky and could salvage the bowl. I used an clothes iron to steam out a big dent. I’m finally starting to get the push and pull cuts. But still had a lot of sanding.

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 01:38 AM

Nice job Bass, patience & practice will get you there, but hey you’re already on a great journey with these
well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 01:50 AM

I really the symmetry of the pattern. Very nice glue job to get everything to align.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 02:41 AM

Great design. Well done.

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

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 05:28 AM

Beautiful bowl!!

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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#5 posted 03-02-2015 08:10 AM

Very nice. Beautiful geometry.


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#6 posted 03-02-2015 10:48 AM

awesome turning and great glue-up. is this considered “food safe” with the wipe on poly? I don’t do much lathe work so I’m just curious.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 03-02-2015 01:21 PM

Beautiful piece. Wish I knew how to cut it and glue it.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#8 posted 03-02-2015 06:50 PM

Hello Basspimp

Very beautiful bowl

I love it

Very cool design

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 03-02-2015 08:08 PM

Beautiful work Bass Pimp. I love the design of it, finish looks great too

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#10 posted 03-03-2015 12:00 AM

that is a fantastic bowl
great design
i love it
great save
at 15 inch a pepper joint is not strong enough
i lost a few pieces using paper joints
gluing striate to the scrape piece is better
the turn the scrape piece off
just my thought s

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#11 posted 03-03-2015 02:16 AM

awesome turning and great glue-up. is this considered “food safe” with the wipe on poly? I don t do much lathe work so I m just curious.

- Tooch

The wipe on poly was not badged food safe. But Ive used a salad bowl finish before and it appears to be a form of polyurethane. Im not sure what the differences.

I intended the bowl to be more of a center piece. I hate dishes that aren’t dishwasher safe.

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#12 posted 03-03-2015 05:17 PM

You can say a lot to say nothing or you can say nothing to say more about this bowl. Exclelent work- to admire!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 03-04-2015 01:29 AM

I love the design, great job!

-- Matt ~ "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything.” - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898), author

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