My Grandson's fair project

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Project by wcp posted 02-04-2017 01:51 AM 588 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been teaching my grandson to turn segmented bowls. I had him make and turn a small bowl first and he did great, so he wanted to make a bowl for the local youth fair. The bowl is made from Maple and Purple Heart. The finish is 4 coats of shellac then 4 coats of Cap’n Eddie’s shine juice mixture. The combination turned out great. The finished bowl looks better in person then the pictures show. Fair starts next week and his bowl is a winner in my book, we will see what the judges think by next Thursday.

edit: I added a picture of his first bowl to the gallery.


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#1 posted 02-04-2017 02:09 AM

Gets first prize in my book ! You are quite a teacher and your grandson does outstanding work !! Great job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-04-2017 05:41 PM

Well done. Looks great for a second bowl effort. I’ll bet both of you had a great time with this project. The bowl will likely be passed on to his grand kids. And lets hope he can share the experience with them.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 02-04-2017 05:58 PM

Must be a good teacher

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 02-04-2017 09:29 PM

Great looking bowl. How old is your grandson? Hopefully he wins a prize for his hard work.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 02-04-2017 09:35 PM

That is one fair project. In fact fantastic. Fantastically fair.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 12:33 AM

Well done Wcp

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 02-05-2017 02:41 AM

Great looking bowl. How old is your grandson? Hopefully he wins a prize for his hard work.

- Julian

Grandson just turned 15. He is in 4H and I have been teaching him woodworking now for 5 years. His projects usually do very well at the fair. He has a market steer, sheep and team metal gate build plus the bowls for competition this year. He is getting pretty good in the wood and metal shop.

Thanks for all the kind comments.


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#8 posted 02-08-2017 08:57 PM

Judging is complete, his Bowls placed 1st, champion and Grand Champion for his division.

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#9 posted 02-10-2017 01:03 AM

Congrats to him for having such a grandfather to assist. He did a swell job and also won

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 02-10-2017 03:42 PM

GRATZ …....... GREAT JOB :<))


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#11 posted 02-11-2017 02:10 AM

Thanks for the comments. We are both proud of his efforts. Sorry for the sideways picture, sent it from the phone.


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