First attempt at a bowl

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Project by Mac94 posted 10-21-2016 02:07 PM 380 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First bowl I’ve ever done and really only the second project I’ve done on the lathe. Walnut with pony bead inlay finished with danish oil.

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#1 posted 10-21-2016 02:33 PM

I’ll have to say for your first attempt this looks pretty good. To date I have not tried my hand at turning a bowl as I have a spring pole lathe. I know it can be done and several folks have had success turning bowls with a spring pole … I just haven’t gotten around to making a mandrel.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 10-21-2016 09:55 PM

nice first bowl
but maybe you do not know,it is addicted
it is drugs,you will see

-- bambi

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#3 posted 10-22-2016 02:42 PM

Very impressive for first bowl/ second project! I’ve done 4 bowls and none look nearly as good as yours! Lathe work is only an addiction that rapidly grows

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#4 posted 10-23-2016 01:03 AM

Yep well done that even looks like a bowl.

So well done on your first project.

I might suggest Some work on photo taking is needed along with development of an interesting story.
Then if time permits your home page, otherwise I might mistake you for a gypsy.

-- Regards Robert

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