First Turned Bowl

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Project by Jaybird719 posted 1504 days ago 987 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to share my first bowl turned on a lathe. The bowl was turned out of poplar and measures 7-1/2” in diameter and stands 2” tall.
Finished with wipe-on poly.
Looking back on it, this could have been sanded much better, could probably have used a few more coats of poly. It has been put to use on the entry hall table as the change/key bowl.

Thanks for looking… ...any feedback is appreciated.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#1 posted 1504 days ago

Nice bowl. Great first!

Keep it up.


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

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#2 posted 1504 days ago

It looks good to me. I like it.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 1504 days ago

The poplar sure finished out pretty; I like the nice sheen and the pattern in the grain. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Bill Akins

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#4 posted 1504 days ago

Beautiful first bowl. Be careful, bowl turning can get addictive.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#5 posted 1503 days ago

thanks guys… ...Bill – I’m with you… ...think you may have got to me too late… ...I’m addicted.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#6 posted 1503 days ago

Excellent way to start!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 1503 days ago

That looks like a perfect bowl first bowl or not. Well done.

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#8 posted 1503 days ago

Very nice first bowl. It’s easy to get addicted!


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#9 posted 1502 days ago

Beautiful for a first. Keep at it, there are no limits.

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

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