Lidded Bowl - Salvage Project

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Project by TheDane posted 10-13-2015 09:26 PM 886 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lidded Cherry bowl is 8 1/4” in diameter and 3 1/4” high. The lid is 6 3/4” in diameter with a 2 1/2” finial. The lid has a Walnut ring (16 segments).

This was a salvage/rescue job. I do some occasional volunteer work as an assistant to an instructor at our local woodturning studio. A student started this piece … even got far enough along to start hollowing it, but got a few catches and gave up. He was on his way to the dumpster with it when I headed him off.

It was pretty wet, so I bagged it in shavings and let it dry for a couple of months. It didn’t crack, but did warp some, especially the lid. I’m not crazy about the shape of the lid, but he had both cut a recess to mount it on the chuck and drilled a hole for a worm screw, which limited my options.

-- 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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#1 posted 10-13-2015 09:39 PM

Super recovery Gerry. I hope the student doesn’t decide that he wants it back.
Beautiful work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 11:22 PM

Nice work Gerry. I like the Walnut ring. I’ll keep it in mind as a way to save a lid.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 11:30 PM

Nice work Gerry. I like the Walnut ring. I ll keep it in mind as a way to save a lid.

Between warping and being cut at too steep of an angle, the walnut ring was the only way I could save the lid.

-- 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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#4 posted 10-13-2015 11:31 PM

COOL bowl… and lid…

I can see nuts & candies under the lid… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 10-13-2015 11:32 PM

Great looking piece

-- Ron Campbell

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#6 posted 10-14-2015 07:13 AM

Of all your last contributions this one i like the most. Well done.


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#7 posted 10-14-2015 03:34 PM

Nice recovery. I see a segmented ring there on the top – good job.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#8 posted 10-14-2015 06:06 PM

I like it, nice save

-- When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disapointed they are not it.

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#9 posted 10-14-2015 07:12 PM

Well done Gerry, salvaging a piece is always satisfying

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 10-16-2015 09:41 AM

Nice work, nice save

-- Vince

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