Bowls I've Turned

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 04-16-2010 05:48 PM 1505 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I’m not working with my dunage wood I also turn bowls and peppermills. I’ll post my peppermill later. The first two and last two picturs are from a flowering cherry tree that was removed because it died. It is so knurled and knarly that the inside grain is spectular. I tried a natural edged aspect and fell in love with the style. The third shot is cocobolo from Rockler (even scroungers like me have to buy wood once in a while). The fourth is black walnut that I inlaid some garapa and brazilian cherry for a design. Next posting will be some peppermills. My daughter works for the State Department and gives my bowls and peppermill out as gifts to folks she works with when she is aborad so I have bowls and peppermills all over the world. The latest was Pakistan.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 06:24 PM

Absolutely excellent work. I consider myself to be reasonably good turner so I know what it takes to turn bowls like this. You are displaying exceptional talent in this work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 04-17-2010 02:12 AM

man, dude you really out did yourself! the first and last ones are really the best!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#3 posted 04-17-2010 03:33 AM

Great bowls friend well done

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#4 posted 04-17-2010 04:53 PM

Fantastic! These are just amazing. Have seen lots of stuff done with odd shaped pieces of wood but this it just unreal. Wonderful shapes, wonderful wood. Exceptional turnings.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 04-17-2010 05:06 PM

beautiful, gorgeous wood. Artfully made into bowls.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-17-2010 05:30 PM

unique work

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 04-17-2010 06:48 PM

Very nice bowls. How did you get such a squared bottom on that last one?


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#8 posted 05-28-2010 04:53 PM

Jim, I see now how those sharp corners are done at the bottom inside wall, after having done mine recently with a square-edged scraper tapered back a little on one side. It takes having done it to understand things, sometimes. You do inspire me to do more, and try different things.


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