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Project by 76winger posted 1499 days ago 840 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some shots of my first bowl turning. It’s just under 8 inches in diameter and around 2 inches tall. Made from curly maple and finished up with 8 or 9 coats (I lost count) of Formbys’ Tung Oil. after the wood stopped soaking up the tung oil, I buffed each proceeding coat with a finer and finer grade of steel wool: 1, 0, 00, 000, and finally 0000 for the final grade, leaving a nice subtle sheen.

This was a lot of fun and I hope to start turning more bowls and other larger items, while not giving up on the pens either…

ETA: The last two pictures from my phone. One shows the bowl just getting started on the lathe and the pile of shavings even before the half-way point. And the last is temporary spot on my desk at work to show it off for a week or two before I bring it back home.

-- Dave, See some of my creations at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/76Winger





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Bob Areddy

171 posts in 1903 days


#1 posted 1499 days ago

Looks nice! Wouldn’t never have known that was a first attempt… what’s with the egg?

-- --Bob http://www.areddy.net/wood

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Hacksaw007

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#2 posted 1499 days ago

Outstanding bowl. Sure that this is your first time? Some very nice grained wood also. Stay away from the pens, it is contagious!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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bigike

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#3 posted 1499 days ago

that’s a perfect cereal bowl, for me it needs to be bigger though! LOL ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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76winger

151 posts in 1619 days


#4 posted 1499 days ago

Thanks bob, the egg is just for size comparison, and I thought it made for a better still photo as well. I did a couple with bananas as well but didn’t like the end results.

Hacksaw, too late on the pens, I’ve done over a hundred already and love them. Maybe that and reading Tauntons Complete Illustrated Guide To Turning prior to trying my luck on the bowl gave me a leg up for the first attempt. It DID provide me with some ammo for turning and avoiding catches. I only had a couple and they were early on. Once I got the angle of attack down for the various surfaces it went along much better than I figured it would. I kept repeatedly telling myself “Let the wood come to the gouge…”, don’t get in a hurry.

bigike, my younger son is with you on using for a cereal bowl. I out-voted him thought and dubbed it a good salad bowl. :)

-- Dave, See some of my creations at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/76Winger

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1499 days ago

The first bowl and its so nice, looks perfect to me – smooth curve & contour. and finish.
Really outstanding work, err…76winger.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Karson

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#6 posted 1499 days ago

Very nice bowl. And what a shine.

Very good.

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

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76winger

151 posts in 1619 days


#7 posted 1499 days ago

Actually most the shine was knocked off of it following the final rub-down with 0000 steel wool, but it sure feels smooth!

-- Dave, See some of my creations at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/76Winger

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