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2nd & Third Bowl on Lathe

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Project by johngoes posted 1712 days ago 899 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second turned bowl from a scrap chunk of 8/4 walnut. Went with a bell shape for a challenge.

The third bowl has interesting genesis. I told a friend I was planning get a lathe for Christmas and he invited me over to give his lathe a spin. He had a chunk of oak for me to try turning a bowl and I shaped the outside nicely, but when I cut the tenon for the chuck I cut it a tiny fraction too small and it kept spinning off the chuck. So I took it home and showed off the nice outside and unfinished inside. Today I decided to spin it back onto the worm screw and make a new tenon. I made it into a hollow expansion tenon to save as much of the bowl as possible and turned this shallow bowl from the rescued screw-up.

This turning is a blast!

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!





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scrappy

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#1 posted 1712 days ago

Congrats on getting the lathe for christmas. It looks like you are off to a great start. Nice designs on the bowls and great save on the shallow bowl. I like to call that “mid process design changes”

Looking forward to many more turned pieces. Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Chris

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#2 posted 1711 days ago

Good job there John! What kind of lathe did you get?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 1711 days ago

Nive bowls. Your getting good at this.

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

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johngoes

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#4 posted 1711 days ago

Hello All!

Thanks for the comments – getting good on 3 bowls! I know I’ve got a long way to go to get to the level of the art I’ve seen on other projects, but I sure intend to have fun getting there!

I got a Jet 1220 lathe. Not too big, not to small. I have a FWW article for a “candlestick” table I want to build that requires a 17” leg turning so that put the 1014 out and the $$ of the next sizes up put them off the list. So the 1220 was “just right” goldilocks style…

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1711 days ago

Hi Johngoes.
Those are some pretty nice bowls. One trick I have learned to recover from an error of a small spiggot or to add a spiggot when the wood it too thin is to either glue to the back surface or make a counterbore with a forstner bit into the back. Turn another short spiggot and glue it on or into the back and then cut it off when you are done. I did that with a large bowl I made and I used contrasting wood for the spiggot so it had a dark walnut center in the bottom of a box elder bowl. Woodworking make you creative!!

Necessity is the mother of invention!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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saksman

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#6 posted 1711 days ago

Nice looking bowls. I like the bell shaped one.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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stefang

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#7 posted 1711 days ago

Good shapes on those nice bowls. I’m sure you are going to enjoy turning, especially with that new lathe.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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