First Bowl, Mexican Bocote

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Project by interpim posted 03-08-2009 09:21 AM 1427 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a bowl… I used Mexican Bocote, and initially it was deeper than what is shown… It came off the lathe twice, the second time knocked a chunk of the rim off. It definitely was a learning experience.

Finish is Hut Crystal Coat

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 03-08-2009 02:13 PM

Great job on your first bowl. They get easier with each turn. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 03-08-2009 02:43 PM

very nice, I like the grain and nice job on making the walls pretty thin

-- Bryan, Cleveland OH

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#3 posted 03-08-2009 03:55 PM

Very nice.

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

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#4 posted 03-08-2009 06:20 PM

That bowl looks pretty good, lots of grain. I have some of that wood in the shop right now waiting on me… your second picture is more like the “real life” color, isn’t it? (BTW, I’ve seen that flying bowl performance myself a couple times, I didn’t like it either.)

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#5 posted 03-08-2009 06:28 PM

The second picture is without a flash, so yes, the other two pictures are a bit brighter than the actual bowl is. But the second picture makes it appear slightly darker than it actually is.

-- San Diego, CA

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#6 posted 03-09-2009 05:48 PM

Very nice looking bowl. We have all had our share of projects flying around the shop. You did a nice job of saving this one.

How do you hold the bowl on the lathe?

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#7 posted 03-09-2009 06:11 PM

nice save!

-- segmented turning kits --->

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