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First bowl - Spalted elm

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Project by PhillipRCW posted 10-03-2017 08:42 PM 592 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned my first bowl this weekend. Furniture design has helped me pick through grain patterns pretty well I think. Still a little chip out here and there, but that’s partially due to the crazy grain as well. I think it’s pretty good for a first bowl.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 08:47 PM

beautiful bowl ,beautiful wood
looks very very good to me
now you are hooked

-- bambi

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PhillipRCW

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 09:02 PM



beautiful bowl ,beautiful wood
looks very very good to me
now you are hooked

- ZAGREB

Thank you! I am definitely hooked. It’s like a drug now. I bought the large Harbor Freight lathe and a chuck so for the most part, I’m able to do everything I want right now. I made up some circle jigs and a DIY disc sander for the faceplate. I’ll gradually get more tools and the itch to upgrade to a better lathe, but for now I’m happy just learning and turning.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 09:16 PM

Beautiful piece

I like working with elm

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 09:25 PM

Very nice. I love the grain pattern/spalting.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 10-03-2017 10:23 PM

Beautiful !!! Your addiction has just begun. ;o)

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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peteg

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#6 posted 10-04-2017 01:37 AM

Great start Philip, I always say you should keep your first piece & use it to judge your progress over the years.
This looks like a nice bit of timber to have worked with, well done
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 10-04-2017 02:32 PM

This is a beautiful bowl and the wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#8 posted 10-04-2017 02:46 PM

Thanks everyone! I can’t wait to share more of these with you. Currently I have about 10 more large twisted slabs that I plan on cutting up for bowl, bottle stopper, and pen blanks.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#9 posted 10-04-2017 02:48 PM

Thanks everyone! I can’t wait to share more of these with you. Currently I have about 10 more large twisted slabs that I plan on cutting up for bowl, bottle stopper, and pen blanks. It’s about 2 1/4” thick at most, so I can’t do too many larger projects with it.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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