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Project by chrisirving posted 06-21-2018 09:16 PM 509 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

13 years ago when my son was 14 he had a little mini lathe and he turned pens, bowls and stoppers. He bought this tambootie bowl blank back then but was afraid to turn it because he paid 27 whole bucks for it.
He came in town a few months ago and gave it to me, so I was under pressure to not screw it up!
I almost messed it up when I had a catch and part of the internal tenon broke off!

I had to turn it around, turn the damaged bottom smooth and refinish it
I used tru-oil on it, allowing it to dry 8 hours between thin coats
I’m planning on surprising him with it this weekend
Thanks for looking!
Chris





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pottz

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#1 posted 06-21-2018 09:26 PM

problem or not that “turned” out beautiful,nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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mikeacg

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#2 posted 06-21-2018 10:17 PM

Had to look that one up! Sure is a beautiful wood and with a straight grain would be ideal for CNC work. Is the smell OK to work with or does it stink up the shop?
He should be real happy to see what you did with it!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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chrisirving

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#3 posted 06-21-2018 10:47 PM



Had to look that one up! Sure is a beautiful wood and with a straight grain would be ideal for CNC work. Is the smell OK to work with or does it stink up the shop?
He should be real happy to see what you did with it!

- mikeacg

I had to look it up too! It’s got a sweet smell (not stinky at all) and it’s oily but good to work with, except for gumming up the sandpaper!

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 06-21-2018 11:03 PM

That’s a beautiful little bowl with a great story behind it. Hope you signed it “From Dad”. Nice work!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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chrisirving

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#5 posted 06-21-2018 11:30 PM



That s a beautiful little bowl with a great story behind it. Hope you signed it “From Dad”. Nice work!

- builtinbkyn


Haha, thanks for reminding me! I need to do that!

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 06-21-2018 11:35 PM

Very nicely done.

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

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 06-22-2018 12:11 AM

You have to wonder how many of us have that special piece of wood, that we just never get around to making anything with. I never considered fear of messing up, but it’s maybe one of the leading causes.

You’ve solved that problem for him in a very nice way, nice turning.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 06-22-2018 12:42 AM

Excellent job giving that piece of wood a new life. He should be more than proud. I have a couple myself and await that special project.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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John

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#9 posted 06-23-2018 04:09 AM

The finish really brings out the beauty of the wood, good work!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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