My First Bowl

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Project by Sheldon posted 2627 days ago 1211 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My First Lathe,,, and 8 piece tool set, $100, used of course.
A piece of butternut from a garage sale $5. Enough for three bowls.
I used a roughing gouge, and a skew….

finish is just a food safe oil.

-- Technology is great - when it works......... the Lord is great always.

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#1 posted 2627 days ago

Very nice. Especially give the interesting use of tools. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2627 days ago

Really nice end result. I’m envious of your find on the lathe.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2627 days ago

I have you beat on price. I got mine for $20 with chisels, but that was 40 years ago.LOL
Have fun turning. It doesn’t matter how old a lathe is, it’ll still make nice things.

I finally had to replace the bearings in it after all these years, it’s like brand new now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 2627 days ago

Great job Sheldon. I like the look of that bowl.

Lathes seem to be one tool that hold up well with the years, if you have a good one to begin with. Just look at all those 40+ year old lathes out there. They just keep going and going.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 2627 days ago

That came out nice. Using a roughing gouge and a skew on a bowl would make some purists pucker pretty tight. You did a nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 2627 days ago

The nice thing about lathes and their tools is that you can use whatever works for you. Some people use a skew, others a gouge, and both can get great work.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 2627 days ago

LOOK at that grain. You did a wonderful job on this one Sheldon.

Did you get done at 5 minutes till 10…am or pm?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 2626 days ago

Beautiful bowl, Sheldon. A roughing gouge and a skew,eh? I guess that takes away my excuse as to why I haven’t turned a bowl, yet.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 2626 days ago

I’ve done a little turning too, Sheldon, check out my projects. Nice bowl. mike

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

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#10 posted 2626 days ago

Beautiful bowl. You did a really nice job creating clean sides…you should be proud of this.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#11 posted 2185 days ago

this is such a nice piece of Butternut…you did a great job bringing that grain to life ! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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