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Project by TheDane posted 10-13-2015 09:04 PM 638 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An Ash bowl … 13 1/2” in diameter and 2 3/4” high. Finish is wipe-on poly (3 coats), then buffed and waxed with the Beall System.

The log this bowl was turned from was cut the day before, so it was about as green and wet as could be. I turned it to final thickness (left the tenon one), then put it in a paper bag of shavings and weighed it. In about 6 weeks, it quit losing weight, so I mounted it on the lathe, sanded, and finished it.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Druid

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 10:08 PM

Another beautiful piece Gerry. Was there much warping between roughing it out, and the time that it stopped losing weight?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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TheDane

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 10:23 PM

Another beautiful piece Gerry. Was there much warping between roughing it out, and the time that it stopped losing weight?

- Druid

Not much at all. Helps to get wall thickness as consistent as possible. All I had to was true up the foot, sand, and finish.

Turning green is fun, but messy. My whole left side (head to toe) was soaked!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 11:38 PM

COOL! Nice use of the Stand project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 10-16-2015 09:56 AM

Nice work…how thick did you leave the wall for drying?

-- Vince

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TheDane

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#5 posted 10-16-2015 02:05 PM

Nice work…how thick did you leave the wall for drying?

A skosh under 3/8” ... about 8mm.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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