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1st bowl off my new lathe

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Project by BarbS posted 08-05-2010 07:56 PM 1517 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First product off the Robust short-bed lathe: Alaskan Yellow Cedar, 10-1/2” x 2” deep, finished with Watco oil and buffed, then carved on the edge with a V-gouge and filled in with a copper leafing pen from the craft store. Comments and suggestions welcome!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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Mary Anne

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#1 posted 08-05-2010 08:08 PM

Yay! Allow me to be the first to stand up and applaud your first effort on the new lathe!
Very nice shape. You got all the elements of good design, plus the added extra of your carving and leafing decoration. Nice job on the finish, too. It looks like the new lathe is a perfect partner for you. I think we’re going to be seeing some great bowls.

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SCOTSMAN

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 08:10 PM

Well done dear Barbs Thats a beauty for first attempt.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 08:20 PM

I’m looking over my shoulder..Robust vs. Jet..you are on girl!!! Hey, you dun gud ..glad you got some shop time.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 08:29 PM

K-Double O – L !! Nice job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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WoodenFrog

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 08:37 PM

Very well done! That is a nice looking bowl.
Great Job on it.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Karson

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 08:38 PM

Beautiful Barb, Nice piece of wood and a reat turning.

The carving give it an extra nice touch.

-- 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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#7 posted 08-05-2010 09:32 PM

Way to go, Barb. Very nice!

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

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#8 posted 08-05-2010 09:33 PM

Very nice Barb. I have worked with Alaskan Yellow Cedar before but as deck wood. It can be hard to find on this side on the hill (local joke). I have seen bowls from it before and liked what I’ve seen. Gonna have to try harder to find some. A little harder then our local red cedar isn’t it? Great looking, great job. Welcome back to the shop.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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Jordan

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#9 posted 08-05-2010 10:24 PM

Well if that is your first bowl off your lathe, I’ll surely be looking forward to seeing more! That’s really great – were you afraid?

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 08-05-2010 11:52 PM

WOW…Excellent job!

That is one beautiful bowl.

Lee

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dustbunny

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#11 posted 08-06-2010 01:23 AM

You are already addicted, I can tell.
This is a GREAT first off your lathe !!
I like the carving, you can even fill it with inlace.
http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/Decorative_Materials___Inlay_Materials___Inlace___inlace?Args=

Looking forward to your creative productions,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#12 posted 08-06-2010 01:39 AM

Me like!!......love the work on the rim.

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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BarbS

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#13 posted 08-06-2010 04:00 AM

Thanks everyone! You folks are great for a shot of encouragement. JR, the yellow cedar was a gift from Autumn, who thought it stank so much she didn’t want to work it, bless her heart. It is quite soft; a fingernail can damage it. So, it was difficult to sand on the lathe and I did a Lot of hand sanding to get out sanding scratches. It is a most beautiful wood, though, when you warm it up with oil. It just glows. I don’t know if I’ll turn more, but probably.
And Jordan, it isn’t my first bowl, but the first project off the used Robust lathe I bought three weeks ago. It took about one week to get to turning the bowl, and two weeks to decide what to do with the rim embellishment! I was fraught with indecision…..

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 08-06-2010 12:35 PM

It turne dout beautiful Barb!

-- Janice

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#15 posted 08-06-2010 12:45 PM

Wow!
It looks great!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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