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Project by doubleG469 posted 05-29-2018 06:31 PM 970 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So over the weekend I finished up a few bowls I have been turning.
1st is a 16” Cottonwood Platter/Bowl, with the feathering from the crotch this came out very nice.

2nd is a piece of Sycamore I was given, great character in this one.

3rd is the Elm, still a little green but will see if it warps or falls out of round.

all 3 finished sanded to 800 and topped with Danish Oil.

-- Gary, Texas

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 06:35 PM

Beautiful bowls, mother nature is quite the artist.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 09:09 PM

Lovely timber, nice turning = a win for you Gary :)

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

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#3 posted 05-30-2018 03:21 AM

All of these bowls have great grain to them, and they are well done. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 05-30-2018 03:46 AM

Great wood selection!

I fear your fine turning is going to warp and hope you have enough stock left to true up the results.

-- Dale

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#5 posted 05-30-2018 04:28 AM

Wonderful grain, awesome spalt, and great looking work.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 05-30-2018 12:46 PM

Thanks guys, being an instant gratification kinda guy turning has become my new favorite thing to do in the garage.

Dalpage – yes I will probably not have enough to true it up but it’s a lesson learned to check the moisture before not after turning.

-- Gary, Texas

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#7 posted 05-30-2018 01:12 PM

This is an outstanding bowl and the wood is beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 05-30-2018 01:25 PM

really like the popular one, all are nice.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 05-30-2018 02:02 PM

Those are some remarkable bowls! Nice work!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 05-30-2018 03:34 PM

all these bowls show great lathe skills … GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 05-30-2018 04:24 PM

Good looking bowls Gary. Seeing what can be made at the lathe has really got me looking into getting one.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#12 posted 05-30-2018 04:58 PM

I forgot to ask what kind of lathe do you work with?

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#13 posted 05-30-2018 05:10 PM

I forgot to ask what kind of lathe do you work with?

- PoohBaah

Thanks, it’s very addicting. I have the Nova Comet II Good starter lathe but if I were to do it again, I would save up some more and get a larger 20” or better with the DVR and sliding headstock. Lot’s of options to choose from. It is an expensive hobby when you consider most tools are about $100 + each and the chucks (although there are DIY options for both) are astronomical. It’s easy to step off into a $5-6k hobby real quick.

I am already looking to upgrade from the Comet II to a larger lathe.

-- Gary, Texas

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#14 posted 05-30-2018 11:12 PM

Great bowls Gary. I understand how this can be one of the funnest things to do. I usually keep some kind of bowl on the lathe to mess with while glue drys on some other project. WOW then I easily forget to work on the other project. O well. Keep up the nice work.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#15 posted 05-30-2018 11:56 PM

Good looking bowls, Gary. You picked some pretty wood to make round.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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