natural edge aspen bowl

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Project by Roper posted 1712 days ago 1200 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a bowl i made from a piece of aspen that a friend had given me. the walls are a little less then 1/8 inch and it is 7 inchs from tip to tip, and 3 1/2 inchs tall. there is no finish on this piece. i really enjoyed working with aspen and will be trying some more soon.all comments welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 1712 days ago

Nice job! Love the shape and I like how the light passes through on the second pic. Why no finish?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1712 days ago

Fantastic bowl. Love the live edge. Nice thin turning. Great shape.

Is one wing taller then the other or is my computer screen tilted?haha

Keep up the great work.


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

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#3 posted 1712 days ago

Wonder bowl! great shape

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

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#4 posted 1712 days ago

Great Job!! Aspen looks like it could be soft to work with, is it? I really like the shape.

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 1711 days ago

Great looking bowl. I haven’t gone to down to an 1/8” thick yet, at least not on purpose.

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#6 posted 1711 days ago

Very nicely turned bowl. It must be difficult to turn a bowl with wall thickness as less as < 1/8 ”. I am curious to know how you will finish it.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 1711 days ago

Good Job!

-- Carl from La Pine, Oregon

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#8 posted 1711 days ago

Great job, I love turning natural edges, there is definately a challenge to them. Thanks for sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#9 posted 1711 days ago

Very nice bowl, I like the design. But I too wonder why no finish. I think it will distort if it is still green.

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

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#10 posted 1711 days ago

thanks for all the great feed back guys. chuck yes aspen is alittle soft but with a sharp tool it cuts just great. jerry i left it without a finish because i want this one to move , i want to see if it will crack or not.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#11 posted 1707 days ago

Roper it came out great.

Nice outershape & natural edge.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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