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Project by nayo posted 02-20-2017 01:56 AM 429 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i was commissioned to make 8 big bowl for some organization that deals with agriculture and forests, they had a group visiting from UK and wanted to make them a gift, inside this bowl they would put ground pepper seeds as that is one of the crops that they are helping produce.

initally they were supposed to be 8 in diameter an 4 inches high. But i messed up when i was cutting the blanks, i tried to cut the angle in the band saw but i miss the first one by one inch, then i tried cut them in the table saw and did the same, i was trying to save a little bit of turning.
anyway, some are smaller than others, luckily the client say it was ok and that they were very nice.

i finished them with a mixture of mineral oil and bees wax.

here is me sanding one of them.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 03:02 AM

This project just “bowls” me over—super neat!

Yes, I know—-bad pun.

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 03:38 AM

Beautiful bowls, Nayo! What kind of wood is it? The finish really brought out the grain! A machine could have made them the same. You made them special.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 07:49 AM

Nice set of bowls.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 01:23 PM

those are really nice! What type of wood is that?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 03:58 PM

These are very nice bowls.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 02-20-2017 03:59 PM

Ahh, ice cream for everyone… All super nice Nayo

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#7 posted 02-20-2017 06:09 PM

Beautiful Nayo. The lathe you are using is very interesting. By reading your bio it looks like it is home made.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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nayo

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#8 posted 02-21-2017 02:07 AM

ups!, forgot to mention, it is mahogany


Beautiful bowls, Nayo! What kind of wood is it? The finish really brought out the grain! A machine could have made them the same. You made them special.

- CFrye


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#9 posted 02-21-2017 02:10 AM

That’s a nice light brown colour. I like the shape too.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 02-21-2017 02:30 AM

Mahogany


those are really nice! What type of wood is that?

- Tooch


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nayo

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#11 posted 02-21-2017 02:50 AM

Yes, it is homemade.
was done by 2 uncles of mine that run a milling-welding-machining shop. they are quite inventive.
the jaw is one from a metal lathe that they welded a ring (a querter of it) of metal so i could grab the bowls.
the thing is quite big, i have made 16 inches bowl in that one, i have to make a wooden pulley because it was too fast, and it only have one speed.
sorry about the mess. i should have cleaned it a bit!


Beautiful Nayo. The lathe you are using is very interesting. By reading your bio it looks like it is home made.

- Jimbo4


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