A few bowls - turning on a visit to Scotland

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A few bowls
turning on a visit to Scotland

Once again I visited my friend Jamie in Scotland and we had agreed he would give me a wee turning master class.
These are the output and I enjoy them daily now in Copenhagen.

1. Small bowl with mahogany lid.
2. Bowl on top of my notes.
3. Here the set up.
4. Larger bowl.
5. Base on top of jaws.
6. A pair of test turnings.

My notes.

This post is from the blog Another trip to Scotland – Brothers with different mothers where you can get the full story:

Perhaps this can inspire others to do some turning.

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 03-08-2018 02:07 PM

I love to turn. In fact I have 3 lathes of various sizes. Interesting how we have slightly different methods and order to how we accomplish the same objectives.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 03-08-2018 02:43 PM

Great bowls. And your sketches are awesome!.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 03:20 PM

Beautiful bowls, Mafe! I really like the shape on the one closest to the camera in picture 6.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 03:28 PM

Great job, nice to have the opportunity to turn with help while on a trip.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 04:11 PM

This was awesome, so cool. Thx for sharing love your notes bud…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 05:15 PM

Well done my friend.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#7 posted 03-08-2018 05:50 PM

Nice work on the bowls. I like the first picture, bowl with a lid.


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#8 posted 03-08-2018 06:38 PM

Very interesting grain patterns?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#9 posted 03-08-2018 06:51 PM

Your story & planning always add so much to your posting mads, a real nice set of bowls
My own Dad left Scotland in 1929 & settled here in NZ.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-08-2018 08:51 PM

A lovely post again Mads, you are such an inspiration.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#11 posted 03-08-2018 09:02 PM

Nice bonus for your trip. Sounds like you both enjoyed the visit.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 03-09-2018 04:17 AM

Real nice bowls, Mads!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 03-09-2018 07:06 AM

It was sure some awesome and useful trip to Scotland -not only as a tourist. Some great bowl obwiously came out of ti. By the way, I like that mess arround lathe.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-10-2018 10:15 AM

Very nicely turned Mads. Wood turning is a lot of fun.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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