The big bowl

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Project by Gar posted 03-31-2010 04:40 AM 1407 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I posted the pictures of the saucer that started out as a 10” bowl. This is the redo. I have been trying for a big bowl all along. Last night I got it no cracks catches or anything. Only thing is I got busy showing Cathy how to turn and lost my lathe. Therefore I couldn’t make a bowl form. Now it has started to dry and warp. I oiled and waxed to try to stop it but not good enough I guess. Thats ok though I got my big bowl. Cathy said she didn’t care she still likes it. It has some sap wood and a little natural edge. It is Elmwood and 4” H x 8 1/2 W x 3” d. I only lost about 3/4”. Witch is good for me they start out big and end up like a tea cup most of the time.

-- GAR

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 05:15 AM

You have definetely turned beautiful Elm into beautiful bowl.
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 06:49 AM

A job well done looks like the tea cup making days are over your in the big time now LOL l like it a lot : )

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 01:42 PM

very cool

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 01:46 PM

Love the grain pattern there..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 02:30 PM

really nice looking. awhile back I posted a bowl I made from spaulted japanese maple. That stuff was some of the most active wood I have ever turned. It cracked and twisted, seemed like it was doing it as I was turning it. It started out about 11” wide and 6” tall. With all the imperfections being removed, it ended up being 8.5×4.75. But, if you look for yourself it ended up being beautiful. I also turned a smaller one, but this time I oiled it as I went. It kept most of the cracks out. The rest I ca’d (super glued). Then as soon as I was done turning it I sealed the entire piece with the ca. Then sanded it, and polished it. came out looking like glass. I left some of the cracks in it. Just sealed them. They have’nt cracked at all since. It’s been 5 months now.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 06:44 PM

pretty wood & a good eatin’ bowl

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