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Project by darryl posted 2750 days ago 1142 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this purpleheart bowl tonight. considering it’s in one piece, I’d say I’m happy with it… and improving!!

I rubbed it down with a bit of mineral oil after sanding it down to a 220 grit.

There’s a local bowl turners group meeting coming up next week. I’m hoping to pick up a few pointers there before starting in on bowl # 3.





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scottb

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#1 posted 2750 days ago

Pretty daring to get right into bowlmaking with exotic lumber! Looks good. Congrats on keeping it in one piece!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2750 days ago

Very nice. I have to agree with, Scott, very daring! Did you wear a respirator while turning the purple heart? I was told that if you work with it for a prolonged period of time that it would cause you to get a headache. Is this true?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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darryl

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#3 posted 2750 days ago

I can’t think of any better way to learn than using something you don’t want to ruin!!

it actually went pretty well last night. I didn’t wear a respirator and felt fine. It took me about 3.5 hours to complete.

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scottb

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#4 posted 2750 days ago

Good point, if we practice on crappy twisted pieces of firewood, then we may get frustrated and throw in the towel, having never given ourselves a chance.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Cathy Krumrei

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#5 posted 2477 days ago

Darryl, very cool bowl! I’m still working on my piece. My disc broke..so my husband…..Darryl made me a new one on his metal lathe. I have some maple I want to play with once I get my first one done. Always fun to create isn’t it?? Thanks for sharing…it’s beautiful.
Krum

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mot

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#6 posted 2477 days ago

Daryl, how’d you like turning that purpleheart. It’s pretty hard on the tool edge. I’ve not turned alot of it, but you sure have to head to the grinder a few times. The bowl came out really nice. What tools did you use to turn it?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2477 days ago

Nice looking bowl. How does the purpleheart turn?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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darryl

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#8 posted 2472 days ago

knowing that I wasn’t using the correct tools, I’m a little ashamed to say that I made this bowl with a combination of a parting tool, spindle gouge and scraper.
it got the job done, but I’m sure a bowl gouge would have made it easier!

I like purpleheart, it’s a really cool color that gets people talking.

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