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Mimosa bowl #1 (my first bowl on the lathe)

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Project by CFrye posted 06-02-2016 02:50 PM 957 views 1 time favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nobody ever accused me of doing anything quickly. This bowl was started 2 years ago and set aside after a nasty catch (see picture #5). Hubby found it and chucked it up on his new Harbor Freight mini lathe and said finish it up (picture #6). It went airborn once. We don’t have a long worth or a vacuum chuck, so when the shaping was done, I cut the bowl from the chuck with a back saw and smoothed the bottom flush at the belt sander. Finish is several coats of Rustoleum rattle can lacquer. 5 5/8” diameter by 2” tall by 1 1/4” deep. The wood was collected from gfadvm’s firewood pile(with his permission) as we were on our way to Louisiana to meet a bunch of Lumberjocks in 2014. Thanks, Andy! Thank you all for reading this and tips, comments, critiques are welcome. Please share your thoughts, I’ve much to learn.

-- God bless, Candy





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#1 posted 06-02-2016 02:51 PM

Very nice Candy. I must try to make one.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#2 posted 06-02-2016 02:54 PM

Very nice Candy. I must try to make one. I had hoped it is was for drinking Mimosas but I guess thats the wood used.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#3 posted 06-02-2016 02:57 PM

Very nice, a bowl is next on my list to try

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#4 posted 06-02-2016 02:59 PM

I still need to learn more about the lathe. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#5 posted 06-02-2016 03:03 PM

Good work my friend. You are inspiring me to start turning some bowls on my lathe soon.

Cheers…Joe O’

-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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#6 posted 06-02-2016 03:04 PM

That’s some beautiful firewood there Candy! I bet you’re all wore out from that treadle also…....

Nice work!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 06-02-2016 03:16 PM

Really like that bowl. You did a great job.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 06-02-2016 03:19 PM

Nice shape to the bowl. I like the way the grain forms the two semi circles on the concave side.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#9 posted 06-02-2016 03:24 PM

All mistakes are learning moments. Nice bowl.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#10 posted 06-02-2016 03:34 PM

That’s really great stuff Candy.
I really like the use of the sewing machine treddle as a stand for your lathe.

-- Tim

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#11 posted 06-02-2016 03:56 PM

Nice looking bowl, Candy. The first will lead to many more. It is an addictive hobby.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#12 posted 06-02-2016 04:04 PM

Beautiful grain on a nicely turned bowl Candy!

Ride that bevel and have some fun.

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#13 posted 06-02-2016 04:05 PM

Glad you persevered, it looks great.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 06-02-2016 04:09 PM

Bowled me over!

I think it is exquisite!

-- just rjR

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#15 posted 06-02-2016 04:21 PM

I started turn 1 year ago and now I’m addicted…so watch out…hehehe
bowl is wonderful
have a nice day
Marijan

-- bambi

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