natural edge olive wood vase

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Project by peruturner posted 11-24-2009 02:35 AM 1880 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well yesterday I had a nice day with olive wood ,making a natural edge bowl in company of my student adina and trying a new bowl gouge(sorbys 1/2” bowl gouge extra long) we had a ball turning this bowl with this tool
see the video

and thera are 2 more to come they are shot and shows the way we make them

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 02:59 AM

Look forward to the rest of the story

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 08:49 AM

Very nice. Can’t wait for the finish.

I can also see a big advantage to haveing a “free standing” lathe. Mine is on a bench against the wall. Turning the inside of bowls I have to reach around the back side to get the tool at the correct angle.

Thanks for posting.

Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 01:38 PM

Looks like a real nice “extra long gouge” ..and you sure are hogging out some nice curly’s. Will be glad to see the finished project. Olive wood is something I never get to play with, looks like a nice wood.

I also noticed your ability to stand on the “other side” of the lathe. That does make things a bit easier. I have the ability to reverse, but then I always worry about the chuck coming loose…........ Food for thought for sure.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 02:19 PM

Hello Toyguy me too but Im a leftie,only reverse the lathe for sanding,once I tried turning clockwise and no problem chuck comming loose unless you get a nasty cach it ussually do not unscrew,also I do something considered a no no,srew the chuck a few treads and then start the lathe full speed,it does get very tigth,I take it out with wrench and a bar,I have been doing this for many years and no problems ,the wrench does no go in the chuck but in a spacer I have in between the spindle and the chuck

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