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Project by MrWoody posted 1897 days ago 1413 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I joined a woodturning guild November last. Untill then I had only turned spindles for my toys.
The other members inspire you to try other things. The wood is supposedly Carpathian Walnut.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#1 posted 1897 days ago

YES! RIBBONS are AWESOME!!! way to go thats very nice. The county fair is coming to my town the end of the month and I too may see if I can win the sought after and elusive RIBBON!!!! Tell us how you did that.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#2 posted 1897 days ago

very very nicely done I like this type of artwork wekll doneAlistair

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

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#3 posted 1897 days ago

Just because it’s unique and wonderful with great wood is that any reason for a Ribbon? YES YES YES
Beautiful well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1897 days ago

That is one beautiful bowl. Musta taken quite a while to do. I think that would have won in any class, not just novice. Incredible.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#5 posted 1897 days ago

Nice looking crotch, well you know what I mean. What lathe are you using? Great looking finish and beautiful lines with the heartwood and sapwood.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#6 posted 1896 days ago

Great job, a piece to be proud of ribbon or no ribbon.

-- Dale

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#7 posted 1896 days ago

Great job. I love the grain in that wood. Beautifully done.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1896 days ago

Congratulations. A well-earned achievement.
Gorgeous project and a pretty ribbon :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 1896 days ago

Not surprised you won with that one. Beautiful work and beautiful wood. Congratulations!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 1896 days ago

Thank you ALL for your kind comments.

Spaids: Take the crotch and split it along the pith, let dry. You can turn it wet but you have to tuen it to finish because it will warp and may split. Mine wasn’t as dry as I tought. you can see the wings have curved down. Turned between centres to create a tenon on the bottom and most of the bottom is turned this way.
Reverse and put it in a chuck, turn the top.

BSD:It was turned in a couple of hours. Finishing took days.

Jeff:General International Variable speed Maxi-Lathe.

Again, Thank You all

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#11 posted 1896 days ago

John: Thats a great looking bowl. Congratulations on the ribbon.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#12 posted 1896 days ago

Like I said before, you had a great teacher. You need to thank him.

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

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#13 posted 1895 days ago

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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#14 posted 1895 days ago

A pair would be nice. Beautiful job!

-- Greg, CT

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