Second turned bowl - Lychee wood

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Project by Makai posted 05-01-2016 05:24 PM 536 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wood turning is a new hobby for retirement. This is my second bowl, it’s made from Lychee wood which has a natural red tint. The finish is three applications of Watco Danish Oil (natural) followed by three applications of Dorland’s Wax Medium, which is a mixture of wax and resin. It is a gift to my artist sister-in-law who was visiting for a week.

Small lathe projects are fun and relaxing for me and people like the results. The startup cost was a little steep, but with that behind there are lots of options ahead.

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#1 posted 05-01-2016 05:31 PM

Nice bowl, I like the sharp edges on the rim.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 05-01-2016 06:15 PM

You did a very nice job on this bowl.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 05-01-2016 10:47 PM

I really like the shape of this bowl.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 05-02-2016 01:20 AM

Thanks for the comments!


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#5 posted 05-02-2016 03:53 AM

Lychee is among my favorite woods and the fruit is tasty too. The bowl looks very nice. :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#6 posted 05-02-2016 05:56 AM

Nice shape and grain.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 05-02-2016 08:37 PM

Beautiful piece. And welcome to retirement! Woodworking is a great pass time. I have found the more you turn and the more kinds of wood you turn, the more enjoyment and challenge.

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