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Project by TraumaJacques posted 12-24-2009 07:02 AM 1163 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is my first bowl! I asked and received ( OK I got it myself) a bowl gouge for Christmas and like a child I could not wait to try it. So I mounted a 4×4 8/4 Cherry blank and went to town on it. I have so much lo learn but I liked the reaction my kids had when I brought it in. “ you made a bowl I cant believe you made a bowl” of course my youngest daughter promptly filled it with water to see if it “worked” LOL. Did I mentioned it was not finished yet, hence the raised grain in the picture.

Oh! by the way how many of you guessed that it would not be long after the candle holder before I did a bowl?

thanks for looking.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 07:46 AM

Nice first bowl. Allways good when they come off the lathe done and not in pieces. haha

Keep it up. Looking forward to many more.


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

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 09:21 AM

I assume it did work?? You didn’t say it didn’t leak :-)) Nice job. Hope I do that well on my first!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 11:16 AM

Nice first attempt….... Bowl gouges are good tools. ..but it does take a bit of time to figure out how to use one correctly. You are off to a great start.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 02:42 PM

Jacques, this is a gorgeous bowl. But I have to tell you that you just can’t stop with 1. My crystal ball says that there are more of these in your future. :)

It looks like you are having fun- as it should be and I am looking forward to seeing your next one.

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

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#5 posted 12-24-2009 04:03 PM

Great start and good job for the 1st one.

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#6 posted 12-24-2009 06:01 PM

Happy turning to you untill we meet again.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-24-2009 08:52 PM

Nice job, merry Christmas.

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

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#8 posted 12-24-2009 09:15 PM

Everybody has to start with a first.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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