First turned bowl

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Project by jadboog posted 03-25-2015 05:36 PM 788 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, thought it was long overdue to post a project.

My mate bought a lathe for his son for Christmas but he hasn’t had much of a look in with us two using it all the time! This is my first turned bowl, made from Sapele from the offcuts bin in my timber yard.

I sanded it to 240 grit, soaked it with boiled linseed oil then a couple of coats of shellac before a final wax.

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 06:29 PM

Good job thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 11:38 PM

Let the fun begin.
Good job.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 08:41 PM

We all have to start somewhere. You can only improve from here.
There are a number of good lathe tool makers in the “down under” as we in the US say. Munro makes a great bowl hollowing tool that is fast and a lot safer for beginners when hollowing a bowl. I use mine all the time.
Now you will have an entirely different view of wood in the fire wood pile. I have about 3 cords worth that are “too good to burn”.

-- Les B, Oregon

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