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Project by imallchalkedup posted 1419 days ago 1328 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, another pin oak bowl. I think it still looks nice, but it did go oval on me. Guess I did’nt quite get it dry enough in the microwave. My first bowl I believe had warped more before I started turning it again, so hopefully it did’nt warp also or at least not as much. It is in a display case right now so I really don’t know how its doing. :) I can just see the people at the library where my bowl is displayed going was’nt that bowl round yesterday. (better lay off the books pale, he he.)

-- RStadler





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 1419 days ago

What a pretty bowl, I am partial to bowls that have some heft to them. I like a little heavier wall thickness it just gives a feel of value to my thinking!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jimthecarver

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#2 posted 1419 days ago

I like it…. Does the microwave do a good job of drying the wood. Tell me more about that please.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 1419 days ago

A nice style bowl with beautiful grain, good job! The microwave drying has me curious if it dries on the inside as well as the outside…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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MShort

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#4 posted 1419 days ago

Nice bowl Ron…. You are on a role that last few days. I have to find some time to get back the lathe.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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mahadevwood

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#5 posted 1419 days ago

wonderful, awesome good designing, very nice turning with great finishing line

Bharat Variya

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 1419 days ago

Nice turning, I like the burnt stripe and the inverted top. Nice grain and finish.

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

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imallchalkedup

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#7 posted 1419 days ago

I have read to put your roughed out bowl in a zip lock bag, close it and then microwave on high until the bag is expanded fully with steam, then stop the process, observe the time it took to do this and then use this time at regular intervals without the bag, but cooling the bowl in between times, say 10 minutes or so. You may want to put the bowl back in the bag a few times after about 2 or 3 times without the bag to find out if it is starting to steam before the first original time found. Then you go with that time.

Also I weigh my bowl every other time to see how much it has lost and when it stops loosing weight you know its dry. Expect considerable warp with most woods, before its dry. This has been my experience so far.

-- RStadler

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imallchalkedup

393 posts in 1584 days


#8 posted 1419 days ago

I agree with you sedcokid, I like a little beef to my bowls also, I could turn them thinner but why. Might need it as a weapon, someone could try to steal you cereal or something. :)

-- RStadler

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imallchalkedup

393 posts in 1584 days


#9 posted 1419 days ago

By the way the drying process on this one took me about 8 times at the microwave and could have went a few more. So it can take some time doing this process, but if you can’t wait 6 months or longer for natural drying time its an option.

-- RStadler

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taidsturning

233 posts in 1997 days


#10 posted 1417 days ago

Oval and not cracked beats round and cracked any day. Leave them wondering how you turn oval work on a lathe.

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

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