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Project by chrisirving posted 04-10-2018 11:25 AM 796 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning folks! I got up early this morning and finished sanding and putting finishi on this 9” bowl I’m finally getting the hang of the lathe and all the techniques after spending the last year trying to make wood flat…
This is maple and sapele and finished with ten coats of thin CA glue, polish and wax….after sanding for what seamed like an eternity
Thanks for looking!





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 04-10-2018 12:38 PM

Looks like all that CA glue, sanding and waxing paid off. Your bowl has a beautiful look and a very nice finish!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 04-10-2018 01:35 PM

Well done, that’s a very impressive bowl.

-- Gary, Texas

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#3 posted 04-10-2018 01:36 PM

NICE PIECE WITH NICE FINISH!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-10-2018 02:00 PM

Very nice bowl. That is a very expensive finish. Lacquer is much cheaper and also gives a very nice finish.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 04-10-2018 02:01 PM

Very Nice!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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chrisirving

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#6 posted 04-10-2018 04:57 PM



Very nice bowl. That is a very expensive finish. Lacquer is much cheaper and also gives a very nice finish.

- Julian


Thanks Julian, I’ve never tried lacquer as I just started this. I only used about $2.00 worth of CA so it wasn’t too expensive. I’ll look into lacquer

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#7 posted 04-10-2018 05:39 PM

Nice work. The better you get with your tools ,(including sharpening),the shorter the sanding time will become. Some good you tube videos out there showing different grinds and techniques.

-- It is a sin to covet your neighbor’s wife, but his woodpile is fair game.

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 04-10-2018 06:48 PM

I like everything about it.
Contrasts, design, size, porportions and finsh are all well balanced and excellent.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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branch

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#9 posted 04-10-2018 07:52 PM

hi
very nice bowl and finish never used ca glue is it the same as supper glue

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chrisirving

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#10 posted 04-10-2018 07:59 PM



hi
very nice bowl and finish never used ca glue is it the same as supper glue

- branch


That’s what super glue is, I use the “thin” glue and apply it to a paper towel and quickly put one coat on while the bowl is spinning relatively slow. It dries in seconds so it’s a quick finish. I sand it with 800 grit every 3rd coat and don’t sand the last coat
Wear surgical gloves and have plenty of ventilation because it’s some nasty stuff!

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#11 posted 04-13-2018 02:48 AM

Seems all that sanding paid off, lovely

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#12 posted 04-13-2018 10:33 AM

great looking bowl and finish!!!!!

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