Bowl Practice

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Project by Bevy posted 03-07-2017 10:16 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had a chance to get back to the lathe and practice turning bowls. My set of cole jaws was not big enough to reverse chuck a few and I made the larger set after watching Alan Stratton’s video on his YouTube channel As the Wood Turns. The directions were very easy and I only spent about 5.00 on the screws and t-nuts, and tubing. I had the plywood left over from other projects. Probably 4 hours invested in the whole process.

I’ve experimented with danish oil, beeswax and Yorkshire Grit/Hampshire Sheen for the finishes. I think beeswax is my favorite.

-- Bevy - NH

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 11:44 PM

Beautiful bowl (s)

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 11:58 PM

I guess professionals need a little practise now and then. bowls look very professional.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 12:13 AM

Nice looking bowls. Beautiful finish. I’m just learning turning, and I made my first little bowl the other day. Quite enjoyable to make. I need a good bowl chuck solution too. I was thinking about a longworth chuck. Or maybe a homemade donut chuck. Still thinking….

-- tel

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#4 posted 03-08-2017 01:37 AM

Very nice. I would say the practice is paying off!

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#5 posted 03-08-2017 01:42 PM

Beautiful bowls and excellent jig.

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#6 posted 03-08-2017 01:49 PM

This is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-12-2017 05:08 AM

Your bowls look great, nice finish too.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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