My First Bowl

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Project by toymaker posted 01-04-2010 03:07 AM 1183 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very big acomplishment for me as i tried 4 different ones that flew across the shop (only one was by hand) i think i am going to need some extra training from one of our Guild members to get a little better.

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 03:19 AM

How far did the bowls fly? My personal best is 16.7 feet.
Congrats on a successful one. Looks nice.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 03:20 AM

Great bowl Brian, first or not. I was a bit surprised to see that it is a first though. I like the lamination with the two colors and of course the nice job you did on turning the subtle shape. I think you will have to change your LJ handle to bowl guy or turner guy because I’m still waiting to see some toys LOL.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 05:59 AM

Great Job. Using a lathe can be a real joy. I also look forward to your future turnings.

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 06:57 AM

Good job, looks great to me, hope I do as well when I start turning. Except for the part of launching them across the shop. ;)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 06:58 AM

Great bowl. Nice subtle shape and the colors work good together. I flew a couple of things across the shop also. But my best was only 12 feet. (I have a small shop) haha Looking forward to many more turnings.

Keep it up.


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

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 07:03 AM

Nice work! I haven’t even tried my first bowl yet, but I have gotten some things to fly across the shop!

I hope my first turns out as nice as yours. I like the white dot in the bottom of the inside. Nice touch!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 07:33 AM

unique bowl well done .

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 01:13 PM

Well well well…............ another toy maker / guy….. starts the slippery slopes of turning….. No looking back now. Your first bowl is not as bad as you make it out to be. and they will get better with each attempt. Just remember to duck…....... we all have had them flying objects in the shop.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 02:51 PM

Beautiful turning. i like the contrast of woods and the subtle curves. Nice finish too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 01-04-2010 10:24 PM

Nice wood contrast & I like how you finished the inside. I know what you mean about training. I lost two hollow forms this week. One was a beautiful piece of Elm crotchwood and the other was the cut right below it. Both had incredible grain and both went flying when I was pretty much finished and was cleaning up with the final cuts on the inside. :-(( VERY FRUSTRATING. Anyway very nice bowl

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#11 posted 01-05-2010 12:34 AM

Thanks everyone for your nice comments. my shop is only 12 feet wide so things can only fly so far. i like how everyone likes the shape that i had to put into it because the gouge grabbed on me and i had to clean out the marks some how. But i guess some times the screw ups are the way to make something nice.

Thanks again

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#12 posted 01-05-2010 12:59 AM

ainĀ“t bad at all for the first shot :-)
well done


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