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Project by LittleKaren posted 1485 days ago 847 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first bowl I have ever turned from green wood. It was my neighbors tree, and when he cut it down I salvaged a crotch piece. It kind of got a a little square when it dried, but I still like it.

-- Karen





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OregonBurls

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#1 posted 1485 days ago

Looks nice and thin. Nice Bowl!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 1485 days ago

Like Greg says! Thats pretty thin. NICE JOB.

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

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mafe

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#3 posted 1485 days ago

It always impress me to see such thin turning.
Really beautiful, just love the new shape, it makes it unique…
I’m amazed you did not get any cracks, but perhaps thats because it was so thin.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BarbS

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#4 posted 1485 days ago

oh that is Sweet! I haven’t yet dared to go that thin. Yours is wonderful. Good job!

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

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taidsturning

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#5 posted 1485 days ago

Really a nice piece. My guess is that by going thin, you avoided cracking and just got it to go out of round which is kind of neat.

Tell the folks you show it to, how tough it was to turn a bowl that isn’t round. Leave ‘em wondering.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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Dragonstaar

46 posts in 1488 days


#6 posted 1485 days ago

Exquisite piece! What did you use to finish it?

-- Susannah, Melbourne FL

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AustininKC

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#7 posted 1485 days ago

Very nice, excellent finish (may I ask what it is?).

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WoodArtbyJR

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#8 posted 1485 days ago

I have a turner friend just south of Seattle that loves to turn green wood. He says that he likes to them, place them in a brown paper grocery bag, place them on a shelf and let them dry. He says you never know what shape they will be in a few months when you reopen the bag, and that is the beauty of it.
Yours is one very beautiful piece of maple. Like bill says, tell them it’s real hard to turn them square. You had to buy a “SPECIAL” lathe with a very expensive attachment. Ya dun good. Looks great.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 1485 days ago

That is gorgeous! Beautiful, thin, fantastic finish… an all-around winner.

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

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Raftermonkey

560 posts in 1549 days


#10 posted 1484 days ago

Cool bowl, I likey.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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