1st attempt at bowl turning

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Project by DEAN posted 1895 days ago 1127 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st time I was able to complete a bowl without a blow-out.(HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS) found scrap piece of wood sitting outside my daughters house. Not sure what kind of wood. But was fun to turn…GREAT THERAPY!!!


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#1 posted 1895 days ago

It’s great well done.

-- Custom furniture

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Chris Wright

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#2 posted 1895 days ago

Looks really good. Great first bowl. They are a lot of fun to do.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#3 posted 1895 days ago

certainly better than my first bowl… which had to be glued back together!
keep going!

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#4 posted 1895 days ago

Wow, Nice find and great job of turning your first bowl. I love the looks of that grain.

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

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#5 posted 1895 days ago

Nice beginning, looks like you have the skills for it. Welcome to LJs, I’m also from MI. between Lansing and Owosso.

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

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#6 posted 1895 days ago

Nice first bowl, keep it up they are instant gratifiction.

-- Dale

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Michael S.

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#7 posted 1895 days ago

I have got to tell you, Dean, if this is really your first attempt at turning a bowl, you have some true blessings that were given you. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Best regards,

-- Michael in Texas

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#8 posted 1895 days ago

That’s a nice bowl. I’ve always wanted to try turned bowls..don’t have the equipment…one day. Great work!

-- "Always keep your pencil sharp and ready"

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#9 posted 1894 days ago

Very nicely done piece – looks kind of like hickory to me
I’m new to the turning game myself so I can appreciate what it took to get that without blowing it out!

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#10 posted 1894 days ago

I like it too I thought it might be a form of elm.good luck Alistair

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

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