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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2443 days ago 1173 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is some Maple that I got when they cut this old burly maple in our city park. I just happened to drive

by when they were cutting it up. I asked if I could have some, & the man hauled me a pickup load right to my house.

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You’ll notice that this bowl isn’t perfectly round. That’s what you end up with when turning green wood.

I went from start to finish in one step. Using a wax finish I found you can do this.

Later on after it’s fully dried I rubbed in some Mineral oil , & beeswax to help bring out the color
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When I start out with a block of wood in my lathe, I never have a set plan.

First I round out the piece, & see what the grain looks like.

Then I just play it by ear until the final finish.

There’s nothing like a smoothly finished turning.

It’s pleasing to eye, the touch, & hold in your hands.

You can pickup any piece of wood, make something.

You can even glue up a mixture of wood, & come out with amazing things.
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I told Doug Bordner that his bowl looked almost like mine. Check his out.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Kerux

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#1 posted 2443 days ago

Dick,

I looks good to me. Did you rough out it first and let it dry for a why, or did you go straight to shape?

-Jon

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2442 days ago

Nice rustic look, Dick.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2442 days ago

Glad to see you’re back at it! We missed you for a while. Oh, that is a neat bowl.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2442 days ago

Thanks to all!

Jon- I went from start to finish in one step. Using a wax finish I found you can do this.

Later on after it’s fully dried I rubbed in some Mineral oil , & beeswax to help bring out the color.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 2442 days ago

I’m still getting my lathe fixed Dick, I have lathe envy. Nice bowl I really miss turning a lot. Sold all my other lathes like a dummy in a yard sale my wife had a month ago. One was really nice and I did’nt want to sell it but needed the room. Oh well, my time will come. Thanks for showing some nice work. mike

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 2442 days ago

Dick. Nice bowl. I’ve only used a small mini lath and use it for pen making. I made the gavel for the church on it but I know that making pens is nice and restful. I might have to try bowl turning also.

I can all kinds of scraps at the sawmill that would give live edges to some bowls.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2442 days ago

When I start out with a block of wood in my lathe, I never have a set plan.

First I round out the piece, & see what the grain looks like.

Then I just play it by ear until the final finish.

There’s nothing like a smoothly finished turning.

It’s pleasing to eye, the touch, & hold in your hands.

You can pickup any piece of wood, make something.

You can even glue up a mixture of wood, & come out with amazing things.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 2442 days ago

Dick, that is a nice bowl. Now, I can’t decide what project I want to do next, lathe or conventional woodworking.

Mike, I noticed that you’ve changed Avitars a few times recently – the one you posted above is a keeper, in my opinion.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2442 days ago

I also find it hard to squeeze everything I want to do.

One thing nice about a lathe project, you can go from start to finish in a couple of hours.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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mike

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#10 posted 2442 days ago

Dick

Look’s great. Was the bowl twice turned or did you go to final form and just let’er rip.

Nothing beat turning green wod that would have otherwise gone to the chipper or the land fill.

I have also started started a person quest to ask all turners on this site to include the tag “lathe” to their
posting so we can gather all the related work in one view. If I don’t have a windmill to joust with I’m just not happy.

Cheers
Mike

-- Mike, Maryland, www.thewoodenquill.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2442 days ago

Click on lathe tag, & see my work, Just as you commanded Mike.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dorje

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#12 posted 2442 days ago

Good looking turning – and I can see the resemblance between the bowls you and Douglas have turned!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 2442 days ago

miss my lathe … guess I just going to think of a good reason to use it

Another nice posting Dick.

Always looking forward to see your projects.

Keep them coming !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2442 days ago

I wish to thank everyone for your nice comments.

That’s why I like to share my stuff with all of you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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snowdog

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#15 posted 2442 days ago

“Lathe envy”.. that is funny.. heck! I have skill envy :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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