First turned bowl

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Project by jayman7 posted 1558 days ago 1148 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first real bowl project made from hard maple, about 4.5” in diameter and 1.25” tall. The block it’s sitting on is pretty much what I started with. Currently it’s finished with BLO but I might put some wipe on poly later. Technically the other two bowls are my very first ones, but they were just practice pieces from a 2×4. I definitely learned quite a few things from practicing, mainly how to hold the bowl gouge without tearing up your workpiece. Bowls sure take a lot longer to make than the pens I’ve been making!

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#1 posted 1558 days ago

Beautiful bowl. And nice piece of wood.

-- Jiri

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#2 posted 1558 days ago

Lovely job well done.

-- BJ

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#3 posted 1557 days ago

Great job, keep up the beautiful work.

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

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#4 posted 1557 days ago

nice job. looks like your hooked now.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#5 posted 1557 days ago

Very nice bowl. I think your a natural, hope to see more. Jayman7 is sucked up in the turning vortex there’s no way out now.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#6 posted 1557 days ago

I’d eat out of it ! Nice job.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#7 posted 1557 days ago

Great job for your first bowl, keep making practice bowls, I turn them out of scrap fir block all the time because I use them for holding finish, bolts screws etc..

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