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Project by mot posted 07-13-2007 09:03 PM 2259 views 0 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I turned this little bowl about a week ago. I brought it up from the shop and my daughter says, “It’s nice. Is that going to be it’s final shape?” She’s learning from her mother. So I rechuck it and come up with this. It’s maple burl, finished with Watco Danish Oil and buffed with tripoli, white diamond and carnuba.

The picture shows something that looks like a concentric sanding mark. I can’t see it on the bowl no matter how hard I look so maybe an artifact from the picture? Who knows.

It was turned starting with a woodworm screw in a SN2 chuck to turn the bottom. I used an Elleseworth Signature Bowl Gouge for the bottom. I used a recess and put it in some expanding jaws in the SN2 chuck and used the Proform straight hollower to auger out the bowl. I can talk enough about that tool. It makes short work of hollowing. It’s almost like cheating. I used a heavy curved scraper for the final cuts inside the bowl as the profile is too hard to do a shear scrape with a gouge. It’s sanded to 240 inside. I rechucked the mouth in the expanding chuck and with the tailstock in place, I turned the bottom slightly concave and added the bottom bead with a small detail gouge.

Thanks for looking!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)





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#1 posted 07-13-2007 09:04 PM

It is really pretty. What does she say now?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#2 posted 07-13-2007 09:08 PM

She took it to her room, so I think it’s a hit. Either that or I’ll find it in the back yard below her window. :)

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 07-13-2007 09:29 PM

I’m guessing she found a treasure.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 07-13-2007 09:38 PM

NIce finish very pretty bowl

-- piper

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#5 posted 07-13-2007 09:58 PM

Very very nice. I really like the finish. Outstanding..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 07-13-2007 10:27 PM

1. where’s the pix of the first version?
2. maybe the question meant that she was afraid you were going to ruin it!
3. now, perhaps she has it in her room with a plant in it (just teasing)
4. the bowl is GORGEOUS. I hope we get a lathe soon so we can start filling our home with such treasures.
5. I love how you took the photo with the rose beside it.. the beautifully shaped bowl becomes a flower itself. Nicely composed.

Overall: A++
(And I wouldn’t put a plant in it. Actually I’m not sure if I could put anything in it…just touch it and smile)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 07-13-2007 10:36 PM

Mot, Beautiful work!

I used to have a lathe too. The neat thing about turning is that it doesn’t have to be “square”, and also that you can just “create” something (which may not look like what you started out “creating”... ;^D )

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 07-13-2007 10:51 PM

Mot

You are so skilled on that Nova. Very nice “work”. Thanks for sharing the finish I’ll give it a try

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#9 posted 07-13-2007 11:10 PM

Tom -

Absolutely awesome! Great looking bowl. I love the lines and finish.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#10 posted 07-13-2007 11:25 PM

Simply glorious, Tom. Wonderful work. You have taken that wood to art heaven, and my hat’s off to you.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 07-13-2007 11:43 PM

nice bowl … beautiful photo

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 07-13-2007 11:51 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments. I’m really loving turning. It’s something that I still just dabble in, but I’m getting a better feel for it.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 07-14-2007 03:20 AM

Very nice Tom. Has a look almost of marble. Great presentation too.

I’m on the fence about my lathe. I bought an old one that needed work primarily because of the tools that were included. My problem is that it takes up too much room in my little shop and I don’t use it enough to justify it. It’s a “one of these days” kind of thing. I just seem to have too many other skills I need to build and too many other projects ahead in line. Maybe I’ll save the lathe for full retirement. Either that or just get a midi to play with and build the skill.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Chip

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#14 posted 07-14-2007 04:03 AM

Been out of town for a while and am just trying to catch up on things around here and saw this bowl and just had to tell you how beautiful I think it is. Wonderful grain and finish. Great photograph too Tom. Thanks for posting this gem.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#15 posted 07-14-2007 04:05 AM

Very Nice!

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