Layered Bowl

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 03-02-2010 04:49 PM 2170 views 0 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Eventually I’d like to do some segmented turning. I thought a simple layered bowl would be a good place to start. Walnut and maple, finished with Liberon turner’s wax.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 04:56 PM

Cool. A Cat in the Hat bowl.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 05:05 PM

I’m seeing two rings of maple on the outside, but only one ring on the inside (and the bottom). Is that an optical illusion, or the way the woods are laminated?

The walnut has a beautiful wood grain. Good capture Charlie!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 05:14 PM

Randy, the inside bottom of the bowl is curved slightly. So what you are seeing around the outer part of the bottom interior is the lower walnut ring. The very center of the interior is a little deeper, so the bottom maple layer is partially exposed. I hope that explains it. (The bottom of the bowl is hollowed somewhat to accept the jaws of the lathe chuck.)

Steve: You’re right… I never thought of it until you mentioned it. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 05:41 PM

Cool looking layered turning Charlie ,I like the wood contrast. Nice work.

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#5 posted 03-02-2010 05:43 PM

Very nice, really like the flare at the top. Great job for your first turning. Keep up the good work.

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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#6 posted 03-02-2010 05:59 PM

Really nice Charlie

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#7 posted 03-02-2010 06:22 PM

way to go charlie!

-- -erik & christy-

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#8 posted 03-02-2010 06:29 PM

Very nice job, it looks great…

-- Rick

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#9 posted 03-02-2010 06:40 PM

Good job Charlie ! Now your on your way to doing some segmented turning.

There’s a couple of really good books I’m reading the 1st one I would get is the Art of Segmented Turning by Malcolm Tibbetts and the second one is Woodturning with Ray Allen.. Great Books!!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 03-02-2010 06:41 PM

very nice

-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place

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#11 posted 03-02-2010 06:44 PM

Nice turning Charlie! I was kinda hoping to see some square corners on the bowl, either at the top or bottom! Maybe on the next one? Congratulations on a nice bowl!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#12 posted 03-02-2010 06:55 PM

Ken, after years of learning how to round the corners on my square projects, now I’ve got to figure out how to square the corners on my round projects. I can’t win! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 03-02-2010 07:10 PM

Charlie, within such a short period you have acquired good skill at turning. This layered bowl is very nice.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 03-02-2010 07:15 PM

Great looking bowl, Charlie!

I really like the lip around the top.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 03-02-2010 07:31 PM

wow, I saw the cat in the hat right off too. Looks like a nice bowl. How big is it? Are the layers 4/4 stock? You are in trouble; turning is addicting – keep this up and you will be our next trifern..

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

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