Where it all began, and 5 bowls

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Project by bushmaster posted 01-21-2016 09:19 PM 752 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This container I think my love for woodwork and turning is where it all began. Around 60 years ago my uncle gave me this lathed container, I have kept it ever since. From there I guess I made a decision to become a shop teacher.
My first love is wood turning but I do all aspects of wood working, Did mainly metal work and mechanics teaching in school.
These bowls are made from birch from my won wood supply, not spectacular but I enjoy making chip fly when using my home mad lathe, cheap wood supply and I do it for the enjoyment of turning. would like to have the time to do the spectacular turning that I see done on LJ’s. Segmented etc.
When I am not in the shop I am enjoying the outdoors crss country skiing.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 09:42 PM

Great Picture—Great Bowls!

The winter is pretty; but the arthritis and it do not function well together! Hope you have a great winter!

I will remain hiding in the warmth of the recliner, I am afraid!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-22-2016 01:06 AM

Brian the container looks like it could have been made today! Nice bowls, especially the white one, I haven’t come across wood like that.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 01-22-2016 05:22 AM

The bowls are very nice Brian….
I’m not a turner but can appreciate that skill & craftsmanship to creat a beautiful wooden bowl or other item from a lump of timber….
On the “cross country skiing”, all yours sir, way to much snow and too, too cold for a bloke from Down Under…
PS – I do like the photo of the snow….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 01-22-2016 08:05 AM

Love them Brian,

I would love to see snow like that, but I’m sure that the fascination would only last a few minutes.
Too damn cold for me.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 01-22-2016 04:46 PM

That is a beautiful container for sure. I’m sure that it is also a precious heirloom.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-22-2016 07:06 PM

nice very nice

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