Big Lathes Make Big Bowls

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 1682 days ago 2508 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Nova DVR has much more capacity than the Jet Mini, of course. Time to make bigger projects!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 1682 days ago

Great helmet, but you forgot the chin strap. haha Nice shape and grain. Looking forward to more BIG projects from the BIG lathe.

Keep it up.


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

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#2 posted 1682 days ago

Gloves on a lathe are a bad idea if you like the use of your hands.

-- Gerry,

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#3 posted 1682 days ago

Bob: A great job on the bowl. That was and is a very nice looking chunk of maple.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 1682 days ago

beautiful bowl.. or is that an “anti-rollingpinwhacker”?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 1682 days ago

Nice job, Bob!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 1682 days ago

Looks like you are enjoying your new lathe, they are addicting I know. Helmet is looking good…
Ger21 I am glad it wasn’t just me that found this image disturbing. From a metalworking background it is a huge safety violation to wear gloves and loose clothes near anything that is spinning, maybe on a wood lathe the belts would slip or the motor power out before it ripped your fingers/ hand/ arm off though. I have seen other posts of LJs with gloves and lathes… Be careful and safe my friends.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 1682 days ago

great work Bob in NJ ! looks like you know how to have FUN !!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 1682 days ago

Nice lathe well done hope to see more of your work

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#9 posted 1682 days ago

Great looking bowl and makes attractive attire as well. I might try something like that the time the wife goes on a rampage.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 1682 days ago

Great job. Looks really nice, and you can’t wait to use the DVR a little more.
Thanks for posting

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

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#11 posted 1682 days ago

nice looking bowl….keep it up… long have you had your nova dvr….i thought about picking one up…but the lack of the stand makes me shy away from it

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#12 posted 1682 days ago

Nice job, now you can get that haircut.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#13 posted 1682 days ago

it look like one of those egg shell helmet from the 50´s but has the wrong colour
you have to paint it white :-)


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Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 1682 days ago

Hi guys, thanks for the comments about the gloves. The cold weather made me forget the 1st job is SAFETY. Glad I posted and got the friendly reminders.

Otherwsie , glad I put a smile on a few faces as I was just having a liitle fun when it came down to picture time.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#15 posted 1682 days ago

At least your wife told you to place it on your head. After my first big bowl I asked wife where she wanted me to place it. I still walk funny.
Nice job and keep having fun.

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

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