3 walnut bowls

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Project by jockmike2 posted 09-12-2009 08:42 PM 2339 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just 3 walnut bowls out of the wood pile. The larger one was a burl on the side of a big tree. Some beautiful figure in that one. The other two were just plain walnut. I used dark walnut stain on the smaller ones and Waterlox Original on the burl. Then shellaced them all.

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

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 08:53 PM

Excellent work!

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 08:55 PM

Nice bowls, Mike!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-12-2009 09:08 PM

well done …

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 09:33 PM

Mike: Some great looking bowls. It looks like you are getting your lathe working again.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 09-12-2009 10:01 PM

Attractive little bowls. Love the finish on them.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 09-12-2009 10:13 PM

I would like to learn to use my lathe one day.. and make something close to as nice as these.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 09-12-2009 10:55 PM

Phee-Yew, those are Pretty!! Man, turning looks like the sweetest addiction anybody could have!
Really Super Job, Michael!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 09-12-2009 11:00 PM

Thanks all, yes Karson. After buying a lathe at an auction for 4 shwags I got my big lathe fixed again by the same company. They found me a different frequency control, a bigger and better one that was actually cheaper. This one runs really great, better than the actual one that came with the lathe. I had to run a new line for it. 10- gauge wire and a 30 amp fuse but it’s worth it. I’m currently working on a 13 inch 3inch wide piece of cherry to make a bowl for the wife or daughter or whoever beats me out of it. mike

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

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#9 posted 09-12-2009 11:21 PM

Very nicely done! The shapes are quite elegant. The thinness of them actually make them look more like asian style porcelain bowls.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 09-12-2009 11:25 PM

Nice work. Very delicate.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 09-12-2009 11:27 PM

Really nice Mike!

I’m happy for you about getting your lathe working again.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 09-13-2009 12:06 AM

Great looking bowls.

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#13 posted 09-13-2009 12:31 AM

Thanks all, seems good to post some projects again. I’ve made some things on the other lathe I bought but didn’t think they were worth posting. I know one thing the darn camera I have has got to go. I can’t get a decent picture with it to save my behind. Very kind remarks, very much appreciated. I’m no Trifern but Trifern is no mike. LOL

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

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#14 posted 09-13-2009 12:50 AM

Again, one Great Job!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 09-13-2009 01:20 AM

Nice job on the bowls. The finish work is very nice.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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