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Project by Raymond posted 09-20-2009 09:13 AM 1567 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my first wood bowl I made on a lathe it took only a week and this is what it turned out like.

-- Raymond

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#1 posted 09-20-2009 09:17 AM

It’s a start Raymond. I suggest you practise your sharpening skills to get a better edge on your chisels. That will give you a better finish without the grain tearout.

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#2 posted 09-20-2009 09:23 AM

Thanks I certainly will.

-- Raymond

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#3 posted 09-20-2009 03:01 PM

Good start! Hang onto it, sign and date the bottom. I still have my first one and yours it way ahead of mine.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#4 posted 09-20-2009 03:46 PM

Nice looking bowl, especially for a first try. Much better than my first. Tearout is a problem we all deal with and some woods are much worse than others. You probably noticed that it won’t sand out easily. A fresh tool edge before the final cut always helps. The solution is usually finishing with a shear scrape. If you use a bowl gouge as I do, it involves facing the gouge flute towards the wood with the top edge of the flute very close to the wood, about 1/16 to 1/8 inch away. Drop the handle so you are cutting at a 45 degree angle, and make very light cuts. It should look like fine hairs coming off of it. If you do an internet search, there is a lot of info that explains it better than I ever could. Bet your next bowl only takes half as long.

-- Bill, WV

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#5 posted 09-20-2009 03:53 PM

Good looking design. I have to ditto the other remarks. Sharp tools will always give you a cleaner look. The next will get better.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 09-21-2009 12:16 AM

Thanks everyone for the compliments and advice I will certainly try them on my next bowl. =)

-- Raymond

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#7 posted 11-22-2009 08:00 PM

Great start!!!! Keep practicing and you will definitely see some good results.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 11-23-2009 02:03 AM

Thanks triple turn I certainly will.

-- Raymond

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#9 posted 11-23-2009 07:04 AM

good first bowl.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 01-20-2010 03:01 AM

Nice first bowl.,My first was disaster, Broke, an part stuck to the ceiling ,Practice and patience, Sharp tools
and good tools .

-- In His service ,Richard

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