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Project by Dark_Lightning posted 05-23-2010 06:46 PM 1907 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a bowl I turned in ‘74 when I was in the US Navy and had some free time. It’s made of mahogany, don’t know which one. It’s a little over 8.5” in diameter. The black lines i burned in with a wire. I have no clues on the finish. After all, it was 36 years ago.

Sorry about the fuzziness of the pic, I’ll work on that.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-23-2010 06:56 PM

This looks neat.and the lines are burned in with a wire that’s an interesting technique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-23-2010 11:59 PM

It does look good AtomJack! Are you turning now or…?

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

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#3 posted 05-24-2010 12:48 AM

And it is still around 36 years later. Great job.

-- Norman

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 02:55 AM

Thanks, guys. Kindlingmaker, I don’t have a lathe, sadly. I used to use my dad’s but he sold it in the ‘80s. Also, I have no room in my garage for a lathe unless I get a bench top model, which I may do. Those Trifern hollow vessels are awesome.

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 09:02 PM

Great job, and very cool that you still have it after all this time

-- Steve

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#6 posted 06-30-2010 10:43 PM

Nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 11-10-2010 03:54 PM

Very nice

-- In His service ,Richard

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#8 posted 03-13-2016 09:23 PM

Looks great to me, especially with 36 years of use. Must have been a durable finish.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 03-13-2016 11:00 PM

Thanks, John. I think the finish lasted so long because I gave it to my mother, and she put it up on a shelf for display. I got it back in y2k when she passed away 16 years to the day, today.

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#10 posted 03-14-2016 04:44 AM

So, it was indeed treasured, and now it has special meaning to you. Wonderful.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 03-21-2016 08:10 PM

Thanks. I bought a Record lathe over 6 years ago, and am working down the list of tasks that precede me getting to use it. Haven’t made a thing on it, and I assembled it after the previous owner had it for 22 years without even assembling it. I sure hope I get to use it soon! So much to do and so little time!

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