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Turning a Bowl Collab 2015 ft. WoodworkingFusion

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Turning a Bowl Collab 2015 ft. WoodworkingFusion
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I have Collaborated with WoodworkingFusion to Make a bowl, we each use different techniques to make a bowl and we hope that we inspire you to make a bowl, if you do be sure to let us know by email I would love to see it !

I enjoyed making my first bowl with the lathe I used Mahogany which turned nicely but needed sanding a lot.

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#1 posted 07-29-2015 04:00 PM

Good start on bowls.
I would not have recommended mahogany as the first wood to use for a bowl. The coarse open grain is not the easiest to work with and as you noted, it needed a lot of sanding, (part of that was your inexperience in turning). With an open grain wood like that it would also be a good idea to fill the grain and or put a hard finish on it (not an oil finish). If you don’t seal it the grain will pick up eventually pick up “dirt” particles and become contaminated.
Next time try a hard wood like maple or a fruit wood, cherry, apple, pear are some of my favorites. Soft woods like Pine can also be a challenge. I like Sycamore and while it is a bit soft it turns nicely.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 07-29-2015 04:12 PM



Good start on bowls.
I would not have recommended mahogany as the first wood to use for a bowl. The coarse open grain is not the easiest to work with and as you noted, it needed a lot of sanding, (part of that was your inexperience in turning). With an open grain wood like that it would also be a good idea to fill the grain and or put a hard finish on it (not an oil finish). If you don t seal it the grain will pick up eventually pick up “dirt” particles and become contaminated.
Next time try a hard wood like maple or a fruit wood, cherry, apple, pear are some of my favorites. Soft woods like Pine can also be a challenge. I like Sycamore and while it is a bit soft it turns nicely.

- LesB

Exactly ! thanks for the comment I might be getting some bowl blanks from some soon, what hard finish would you reccomend I could use if I had a bowl like this ?

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