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Project by cajunpen posted 08-14-2010 09:37 PM 1598 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the largest bowl that I have made so far – it’s 12” in diameter and about 8” tall. This bowl was made on the ringmaster from a piece of Gonco Alvez that was 12.5” x 12.5”. It is hard to believe that you can make a bowl from a single piece of 3/4” wood.

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





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richgreer

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 10:31 PM

Very nice.

I own a ringmaster. Someday I need to learn how to use it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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WoodSparky

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 10:51 PM

A ringmaster? I don’t have one. Tell me more.
Fine job on the bowl. I have only made pens out of Gonco. It looks much better in a larger size.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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Karson

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#3 posted 08-15-2010 02:44 AM

Bill: Thats a mighty fine looking bowl.

I made a Thorsten table out of Goncalo Alves. I didn’t put any finish on it and it has developed it’s own finish with the internal oils of the wood.

Is this natural or have you put finish on it?

-- 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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cajunpen

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#4 posted 08-15-2010 03:21 AM

Karson, no finish – just buffed it out. I really like the way Goncalo Alves works.

I noticed your request the other day for me to bllog the Ringmaster process. I will do that in the next couple of weeks.

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

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 03:28 AM

Of course, it will be tapered from the process. But I’ve turned bowls by using a scroll saw through a drilled hole, and ended up with straight-sided bowls as large as 14” outside, with what you might call “loosely nested” smaller bowls. At the price of Honduran mahogany, you want the smallest amount of chips and shavings you can get.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 08-15-2010 05:14 AM

Goncalo Alvez is beautiful wood, and you sure did it proud here.

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 08-15-2010 05:43 AM

I like it’s shape and nice wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dark_Lightning

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#8 posted 08-15-2010 05:52 AM

Goncalo Alvez is some truly beautiful wood.

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imallchalkedup

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#9 posted 08-15-2010 05:52 AM

Great looking bowl, Is the ring master different from a lathe?

-- RStadler

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mahadevwood

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#10 posted 08-15-2010 06:36 AM

yes really shape is too great

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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scrappy

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#11 posted 08-15-2010 08:31 AM

Fantastic bowl. Love the work you are doing with the ringmaster. Can’t wait to see the blog.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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