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Before and After - My first Bowl

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Project by Joedcatman posted 1721 days ago 997 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s just a piece of old-growth pine that was in my woodpile for the shop wood stove. Since I don’t have a scroll chuck for my old Craftsman lathe, I glued it up to a small back plate with a brown grocery bag between the piece and the wood that is screwed on the backplate, let it cure overnight and turned it today. I did saw it sorta round with the bandsaw before I glued it to the back plate.

I’m happy with it but hope to do better. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.





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Jeison

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#1 posted 1721 days ago

Nice!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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papadan

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#2 posted 1721 days ago

Looks like a great start to me, I wont show my first pieces. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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studie

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#3 posted 1721 days ago

Joe, that looks great. The rings of grain, glowing finish & all. Hope you don’t raid the wood pile too much, it’s getting cold lately. I have some Maple & poplar here if you want some to try.

-- $tudie

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Joedcatman

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#4 posted 1721 days ago

Studie, are you going to go to the next sps woodturners meeting on the 17th of Dec? You can bring me a couple of chunks of wood if you have them to spare, I’d like to try something different.

Thanks Dan and Jei’son. I’m hoping for any feedback, tips or ideas how I can do this better and I might as well get it over with on the first piece, at least it didn’t turn out in pieces. Thanks to the kind folks at http://www.spswoodturners.org for teaching me how to sharpen turning tools.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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scrappy

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#5 posted 1721 days ago

Fantastic job Joe. Love the grain in that old growth wood. Great finish also.

When you removed it from the glue block, did you finish cut the bottom? I use a flat board that I have cut several grooves into for different diam. Then put the tail stock up against it to hold it on. Turn the bottom with VERY light cuts. Helps to give the bowl a more professinal look even though you don’t (me either) have a chuck to use. Just an idea I have used. I have an old craftsman and no chuck also.

Keep up the great work.

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

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rifat

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#6 posted 1721 days ago

nice wood work :)

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 1721 days ago

very nice.

if you turn the bowl clockwise a bit does the grain in the centre spell “obi” ?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Joedcatman

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#8 posted 1721 days ago

It actually looks like 0BI. Nice catch, I missed that. Is it an omen? Or just the old wood trying to tell me something.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 1720 days ago

“may the force be with you” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Joedcatman

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#10 posted 1719 days ago

I believe the force has been with me for a while now. I still have all my fingers, both eyes, the hearing is going a little, and the hat is beyond help. I survived a triple by-pass on my heart a little over two years ago. It’s the force, a guardian angel or God still has a purpose for me being here. I am really one happy guy that’s really enjoying retirement, doing what I really love to do.

At the moment I’m typing this, I have my shop cat sleeping on my shoulders, a good fire in the wood stove and sunshine streaming through the two big skylights so that I can see what I’m doing without turning the lights on. It really is nice having a shop computer. Life just doesn’t get much better than this!

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 1719 days ago

yup—you definitely have the force :)

Life is GOOD ! :)
OH yah.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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