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Large willow bowl they were cutting the tree down and I grabbed a load of the wood and caught poison ivy from it should have noticed the cut vine on the barkThe bowl was a real challenge to turn
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#1 posted 11-30-2009 03:25 PM
that is quite a bowl indeed!looks good, what did you use for a finish?
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#2 posted 11-30-2009 04:15 PM
Beautiful turning, nice finish. Quite a job with that chunk of wood. Did a great job.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#3 posted 11-30-2009 04:36 PM
great looking bowl.
-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com
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#4 posted 11-30-2009 06:27 PM
Now that’s a whopper! The biggest I have turned is 12 inches and I thought that was big. Great job.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.
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#5 posted 11-30-2009 06:39 PM
Do I see a vacuum chuck set up on your lath?
-- Wade, Nashville, www.mcgconstructs.com
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#6 posted 11-30-2009 07:14 PM
That is certainly a big bowl
-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain
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#7 posted 11-30-2009 07:59 PM
Wow thats some bowl looks great but a little scary to turn too.
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#8 posted 11-30-2009 11:59 PM
That is one big chunk of wood. I would have made a bowl out of it to. Good job.
-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com
#9 posted 12-01-2009 02:47 AM
Thank you for the kind words the finish is a blend of oils to help slow the drying…and yes you are correct on the vaccume chuck I would be lost without it now it opens up many options like real turned curly fries
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#10 posted 12-07-2009 10:28 PM
This is quite a bowl, 20”. I haven’t turned one that large. You did a very good job. When you say it is willow our willows in Utah never get that large. They are usually in the two to three inch range and a lot of limbs grow out of the trunk. What kind of willow tree are you talking about?
-- Wood Turning is communicating with the wood silently.
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#11 posted 12-08-2009 06:16 AM
That is HUGE! Great job!
-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings
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#12 posted 01-15-2010 09:03 AM
Jeffery-That blank is a monster..nice job on the bowl. All I have is a Jet MiniLathe, and I envy you guys with the big honkin’ machines. This willow is very attractive.
#13 posted 01-15-2010 03:32 PM
Stoneturner it was near 24” finished size is near 23” the wood is called wheeping willow around hear the grow very very fast sometimes multi shoots from the stump I have seen them 10 feet diameter or bigger no kidding not sure if the just like Michigan weather we get lots of rain from the lakes barbs I started with using a electric drill to turn with age 7=9 and it has taken many years to get a big lathe I also have a old carbatech mini lathe and I love the little gem never sell your mini lathe could not part with my nova lathe either yes I am a tool nut forsureWillow looks great just a real bear to work with green it doesn’t want to cut it tears and really feels like peach skin till its dry but the color and grain are sweet
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#14 posted 01-22-2010 04:02 PM
You did a great job! Nice.
-- Robin Renee'
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#15 posted 01-24-2010 03:13 PM
That is huge for a first, well done!
-- When you know better you do better.
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