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Project by Alin Dobra posted 2431 days ago 1568 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bowl some 9 months ago but it come up a little rough (I did not know at the time how to get a smooth surface on unbalanced bowls). I was showing it to a colleague at work and she liked it a lot because of the shape. Few months latter I figured out how to sand the imperfections on my bowls (without destroying the bowl) and I borrowed the bowl for a couple of days to fix it. What you see in the pictures is the final result. The unusual shape is due to three branches that are coming out of the main trunk at the same level.

The wood is oak and the finish is buffed oil.

Enjoy,
Alin

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2431 days ago

Great bowl!

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Dorje

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#2 posted 2431 days ago

Wow that’s nice…

What’s the sanding technique?

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

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Alin Dobra

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#3 posted 2431 days ago

Dorje,

The sanding technique is the “new wave” sanding pads on a drill press. You cannot sand any of the natural edge end grain bowls I make on the lathe since they are not round when they dry (the bowls always twist at least a little).

Alin

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#4 posted 2431 days ago

amazing…

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#5 posted 2431 days ago

Alin

Well done. I do like the shape. Good to see another turner here at Lumberjocks

Mike

-- Mike, Maryland, www.thewoodenquill.com

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#6 posted 2431 days ago

Wow, that’s sweet. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#7 posted 2431 days ago

very nice and the photos are fabulous. what kind of camera did you use ?

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

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#8 posted 2431 days ago

Thats a great looking bowl.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 2431 days ago

beautiful bowl, I like the shape on this one, nice finish too. mike

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

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Alin Dobra

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#10 posted 2431 days ago

Thanks to everybody for the nice comments.

Alin

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#11 posted 2431 days ago

Very nice piece indeed.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Alin Dobra

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#12 posted 2431 days ago

Thanks Grumpy (for all three comments).

Alin

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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relic

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#13 posted 2431 days ago

Absolutely terrific looking bowl.

-- Andy Stark

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#14 posted 2431 days ago

I don’t have the sense to see the bowl in the rough.

And when I turn away everything that doesn’t look like a bowl it still doesn’t look like a bowl.

A truly nice piece of work.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#15 posted 2431 days ago

Beautiful!!! “Natural edge” is always my favorite kind of turnings. This one is SO COOL! ...favorited. Thanks!

Hey, also, great lighting for the photos… could you divulge your photography secrets?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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