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This was my first attempt at a winged bowl. Made from a crotch piece of walnut approximately 14 inches long by 10 inches. There was a void in one end of the bowl top where I inlayed blue crushed rock. It was pretty wild having the wings fly around on the lathe as I turned it. Didnt lose any fingers so I was happy.

-- Tim, Colorado Springs





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bibb

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 07:37 PM

Tim,
I have never turned but this makes me want to learn how. That is very cool. Does the offset center of gravity give your lathe problems?

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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Tbo

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 07:49 PM

In this case my lathe is big enough that it didnt cause any problems with vibration. However working with the wings that become fogged because of their being rotated at high speed was another thing.

-- Tim, Colorado Springs

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 08:12 PM

Tim this is a fantastic piece. As a turner, I can appreciate the sheer terror that goes into a piece like this. You did a great job on it and got a very artistic result. The walnut was a perfect choice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 09:36 PM

just beautyful

-- hrvoje

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huff

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 11:45 PM

That is one great looking bowl. The wings must of looked like a hachet flying around when spinning on the lathe. You’ve got more nerve then me. Super Job, it is truly beautiful.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 11:47 PM

clever I made a bowl similar to this my doctor son loved it kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 06-19-2009 01:34 AM

That’s really beautiful and cool! Lone the walnut!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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bigwoodturner

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#8 posted 06-19-2009 02:41 AM

Having seen this piece I can tell you it is as nice in your hands as it is in the photo. Tim is one of my friends and over the last few years an occational student. He learns well and takes this turning stuff to heart.

-- Dale

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#9 posted 06-19-2009 02:56 AM

Tim, nice job on the winged bowl. I have turned several of these and have picked up a few tricks along the way. I turn winged pieces as fast as the lathe will go – the tool touches “air” less this way. To be able to see the ghost of what I am turning I put a piece of black poster board on the lathe bed and a piece of white poster board behind the piece. This allows me to see the shadow of the winged piece. You did a great job on your first piece, and the crushed stone looks great.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#10 posted 06-19-2009 03:23 AM

So awesome!!

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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#11 posted 06-19-2009 05:53 AM

Great looking winged bowl. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#12 posted 06-19-2009 07:28 AM

Super bowl well done

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#13 posted 06-19-2009 09:33 PM

Very nice turning, awesome job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#14 posted 06-20-2009 10:28 AM

Great turning, you had a great teacher.

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

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#15 posted 08-11-2009 08:38 PM

How thick was the wood you started with?? You are a master at what you do. Thank you for sharing this pic.

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