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Project by Innovator posted 08-27-2009 06:01 AM 1361 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my most recent projects. It is a bowl made from Rock Maple and measures 7” across the top of the bowl and 4 1/2” across the bottom. It stands 4” tall. I spent the last two days (24 hours in total) in my shop working on a few different projects including this one. The bowl shape wasn’t my main goal with this project. I was testing out new tools and a few new techniques. In particular the bottom of the bowl was something I focused on. The one thing I need to get is a softer set of jaws for my chuck; they tend to leave a mark on the wood. The bowl was sanded to 400 grit and the finish is Shellawax polish. The last two days lent themselves to many new techniques and I am very happy with the results.

I will be sdding some of the other projects shortly.

Any feedback would be welcome.

Thanks
Rob

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!





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lew

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#1 posted 08-27-2009 06:09 AM

I like the way you finished the bottom!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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woodbutcher

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#2 posted 08-27-2009 06:31 AM

Innovator,
Very nice looking bowl. Don’t you just love turning that maple? What little turning I’ve done with maple has been fun, seems like it behaves a little more like I expect, as opposed to other woods. The Shellawax finish looks good also. Congratulations on a fine job.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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scrappy

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#3 posted 08-27-2009 08:18 AM

Great Maple Bowl! It is allways fun to try new tools and techniques out. This project came oout very nice. The extra of turning the bottom allways makes it look more profesional. I am still working on that. (no chuck, so useing the “jam chuck” method.)

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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degoose

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#4 posted 08-27-2009 11:48 AM

So where is the candy??
Nice bowl even without the candy lol

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#5 posted 08-27-2009 02:29 PM

Very nice

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#6 posted 08-27-2009 02:36 PM

learning !
it’s the only way to travel .
nice bowl ,
let’s see the rest !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 08-27-2009 03:57 PM

Great looking bowl and the grain and colors are super

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Innovator

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#8 posted 08-27-2009 04:37 PM

Thanks all for the comments. It was a lot of fun.

Woodbutcher – I do love maple it is a nice working wood.

Scrappy – I know what you mean about the jam chuck, I have used them for a while now. The bottom was what I spent a lot of time on. One of the techniques I worked on (not perfected yet but getting better)

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#9 posted 08-27-2009 05:44 PM

is it beautiful – I love the colour…

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Innovator

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#10 posted 08-27-2009 05:50 PM

Thanks MsDebbie, this was a piece of wood I found on the side of the road.

It was on the sidewalk and there was no parking on the street (no where to park). So I parked 2 blocks away and rolled it to my truck. I am glad I did it turned out to be a nice piece of wood.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#11 posted 09-09-2009 01:41 AM

Nice job Rob.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Innovator

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#12 posted 09-09-2009 04:17 AM

I no longer have it, my sister-in-law saw it and she wanted it.

Oh well, you gotta give some of them away.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#13 posted 09-09-2009 04:19 AM

Looks great Rpb well done

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#14 posted 09-09-2009 05:01 AM

Thanks Jim.

It has actually moved nicely in just a few days.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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