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Project by Javed Akhtar posted 04-05-2016 03:19 PM 320 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve started self-learning bowl turning, as the lathe in my shop doesn’t get nearly enough love, and I like the idea of knocking out little projects like these between larger pieces. The first bowl is from a chunk of catalpa that I rescued from the firewood box, and the second one is from a mystery scrap that was labelled maple, but is definitely not maple. Both are around 4” across, and both are finished using a food-safe beeswax/mineral oil polish.

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/





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peteg

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 08:07 PM

Good luck with the turning Javed, I guess you can go one of two ways by either getting “pro” lessons or, like me, just get a piece of timber in the lathe & see where it goes :)
A couple of nice starters
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 04-06-2016 12:48 AM

Thanks Pete! I’ve been keeping an eye on my local LV for one of their bowl=turning workshops. I’m hoping to get in for one in the fall! Until then I’ll keep experimenting with scraps between larger commission pieces.

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/

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#3 posted 04-06-2016 01:26 PM

Nice bows, Javed. Turning is so relaxing and lets your mind dream up the next shape to come.
I wonder if you can get madrone in BC. I found it in Washington by the coast. It turns really nice, too.

Nice work…..........thanks for sharing…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-06-2016 07:48 PM



Nice bows, Javed. Turning is so relaxing and lets your mind dream up the next shape to come.
I wonder if you can get madrone in BC. I found it in Washington by the coast. It turns really nice, too.

Nice work…..........thanks for sharing…...........Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim! Yup madrone grows quite commonly here. We call it arbutus though – Vancouver even has a neighbourhood called Arbutus Ridge. I’ve heard it turns really nice but it’s super unpredictable when it dries. I’ll try to track some down though – I really love the colour and the smooth surface.

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/

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