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Project by hairy posted 11-29-2009 10:41 PM 1512 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Square mahogany bowl. This will be a gift.

Before and after flea market screwdriver. Now it’s a tenon tool for the lathe. There are different opinions about using screwdrivers for turning tools, google it, get the info and decide for yourself.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 10:55 PM

Wonderful turning sleek smooth and cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mynoblebear

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 10:58 PM

I like it when someone thinks outside of the box. Why do people tend to think that a bowl has to be round on the outside. Good job and keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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rustedknuckles

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 11:01 PM

I have a piece of purple heart that will be a bowl like that very soon, well done.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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Matt Vredenburg

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 11:09 PM

Nice work! Well done!

-- Matt, Arizona

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DALO

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#5 posted 11-29-2009 11:33 PM

That looks really good, are there any particular problems turning a square blank? and what size is it?

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hairy

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#6 posted 11-29-2009 11:49 PM

Thanks!

It’s about 8×8 x 2.5 inches.

It’s a little scary, when it starts whirring. Glue a block on the bottom, hold the block in a chuck, cut and sand off the block after turning. A belt sander helps to clean it all up.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 12:55 AM

Very nice turning Hairy. Nice finish.

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

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Hix

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 02:42 AM

Nice turning. these are some of my favorites because of the way you can follow the grain over the edge of the bowl and around the inside.

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

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moshel

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 05:42 AM

you usage of the grain is stunning…. looks like a whirlwind.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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scrappy

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 09:14 AM

Nice turning. Fantastic use of grain to make it stand out, Love the design.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Andrew

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#11 posted 11-30-2009 03:23 PM

The grain reminds me of the way water flushes in australia, must be Raffan influence. Kidding, the grain looks really cool the way it swirls down to the cirle.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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sras

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#12 posted 11-30-2009 05:28 PM

Very Nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 11-30-2009 08:50 PM

wow the grain is awesome, and a great looking bowl to boot

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#14 posted 11-30-2009 09:42 PM

Very cool. I really like the swirling grain around the bowl.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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tamboti

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#15 posted 12-01-2009 08:59 AM

Hi hairy very well done u guys are lucky to get such big pieces of exotic woods
Regards Roger in SA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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