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Small Off-Cut Bowl

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Project by onefullturn posted 08-23-2017 08:32 PM 901 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes an off-cut is just too good to throw away. This came from a spalted birch burl. I love turning these off-cut bowls because it feels good to find beauty and purpose in an otherwise scrap piece of wood. The bowl part of this piece is about 2.5 inches in diameter and the wall thickness . . . well, it ranges from 1/8 inch to about 3 inches :)

-- One Full Turn Woodturnings





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Bluenote38

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#1 posted 08-24-2017 11:34 AM

Cool! I would have just hung on to the piece thinking I’d do something with it but never figuring our how to use it. Well done.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Jacksdad

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#2 posted 08-24-2017 01:37 PM

Very cool, it’s good not to waste that piece of wood. What kind of lathe do you have and how slow did you turn it?

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 08-24-2017 03:40 PM

This is a beautiful piece and I love the rugged nature of it. It’s quite an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 07:43 PM

That is a very pretty bowl. I , like you, hate to discard good looking wood!!

Nice job on it….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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onefullturn

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#5 posted 08-25-2017 12:01 AM

Hi Jacksdad. I turn on a modified General 160 for the time being (see my workshop photos). Looking to upgrade to a Oneway soon. This piece was turned about 600 to 800 rpm.

-- One Full Turn Woodturnings

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#6 posted 08-25-2017 02:08 PM

Very interesting and colorful, gives me idea’s as I have allot of old birch burl wood. wonder if any of it has color like that piece.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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