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Project by toyguy posted 12-15-2009 10:53 PM 1514 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today was a bit of a loss. First bowl broke at the spigot and sailed across the shop….. No injuries, Thanks….

The second one is shown below. This one I got off the lathe in one piece, but I’m not totally happy with it. The good is, I got the shape I was after. The wings are an equal thickness and turn upwards. Over all the form is pleasing to me at least…..... Bad is, when I turned this I guess I got it mounted a bit off centre, so one side is a bit shorter than the other 4. I also got a bit thin in the foot and the wall just below the bulge. Also a few tool marks and sanding marks that I didn’t notice at first.

All in all, I think this form has some possibility. I had planned a lid for this one, but I think I will leave that for the next try at this form….......... And there will be another try at it.

Bowl is about 6” round and 4” tall. Made of maple, one coat of tung oil, maybe buff it tomorrow.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 11:19 PM

Looks great to me Brian. Your skills are developing right before our eyes. Keep it up!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 11:34 PM

I think it’s great. The symmetry is right on, and I can’t really tell any low spots.

I think if you buff it out it will really be beautiful.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 12:02 AM

Glad to here no injuries. I have sent several projects flying from the lathe myself. A few from my metal lathe as well, you really can get some distance and penetration with metal objects flying from the lathe. I love the look of that bowl. I don’t see any tool marks at all. I think it looks great. Great work.

-- Ray

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#4 posted 12-16-2009 12:06 AM

Very nice looking bowl. It look very proportional and the wings are fantastic.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 12-16-2009 12:31 AM

Glad you are alright…... i was not as lucky.

I caught a bowl in the nugget ….. lucky it came off at a very slow speed…. and it glanced off the face shield.

-- where is the duct tape.....

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 12:32 AM

Bravoooooooooo nicely done

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#7 posted 12-16-2009 01:35 AM

Brian, this is another nice turning. It does look like you have found your calling.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 12-16-2009 07:37 AM

Fantastic turning. Love the winged bowls. Still must try one myself soon.

Keep up the great work.


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

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#9 posted 12-16-2009 09:15 PM

Nice looking bowl. If there are problems the pics don’t show them. Good job

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

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 07:30 AM

Those problems are just part of the learning curve. Now my problem is I’m going to have explore not only square but other geometric shapes also. Upturned wings, downturned wings, straight wings. Oh, woe is me.

Nice looking piece BTW.

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 04:27 PM

Looks good to me.I really like the style of it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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