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Project by lightcs1776 posted 07-22-2018 11:00 PM 722 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received some black walnut from a friend at work. My policy is that I make the first bowl for the one who gives me wood for turning. The bowl for him is the first two pictures. The second two pics are for another coworker, who saw the first bowl and took a big interest. He will get the second bowl tomorrow. I hope that he will really like it.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **





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#1 posted 07-22-2018 11:17 PM

Nice work Chris. They will both love the bowls. I have the same policy. He who gives wood, will receive some wood in return.

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

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#2 posted 07-22-2018 11:23 PM

Well done Chris…....you have 2 lucky friends.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 07-22-2018 11:25 PM



Nice work Chris. They will both love the bowls. I have the same policy. He who gives wood, will receive some wood in return.

- doubleDD

Awesome policy. It is nice to know I am not the only one.

By the way, I looked at some of your work. The ambrosia and maple candy bowl is absolutely amazing.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#4 posted 07-22-2018 11:26 PM



Well done Chris…....you have 2 lucky friends.

- JL7

Thanks, Jeff. I have been blessed to have great coworkers.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#5 posted 07-22-2018 11:47 PM

Very nice work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 07-23-2018 08:44 AM

Beautiful pieces, Chris. Glad to see you getting some shop time amongst your studies. What finish did you use on the bowls? What size are they? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 07-23-2018 10:03 AM



Beautiful pieces, Chris. Glad to see you getting some shop time amongst your studies. What finish did you use on the bowls? What size are they? Thanks for sharing.
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- CFrye

The first bowl is 7” across, the second is 6”.both are finished with shellac, which has become my go-to finish.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#8 posted 07-23-2018 01:00 PM

You did a wonderful job on both of these and the wood is beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 07-23-2018 01:50 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#10 posted 07-23-2018 03:20 PM

Those turned out great. I’m curious to hear how you attached them to the headstock? I’m having a hard time deciding which route I want to go on attaching a few bowl blanks.

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#11 posted 07-23-2018 03:58 PM



Those turned out great. I m curious to hear how you attached them to the headstock? I m having a hard time deciding which route I want to go on attaching a few bowl blanks.

- Steve

I start out with this headstock, or something similar – https://www.pennstateind.com/store/LCENT3210.html. Once the wood is in the general shape I want, I cut a tenon or recess and reverse it into a Nova G3 chuck. I have a basic chuck, but it is somewhat unreliable, where the Nova chuck is rock solid. I intend to get a second one eventually, with different Jaws, to make it easier to finish the bottom of the bowl. I currently use the cheap chuck with flat Jaws and the cheap chuck doesn’t always stay tight.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#12 posted 07-23-2018 06:23 PM

Great looking bowel Chris. Glad to see you turning again.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#13 posted 07-23-2018 06:24 PM



Great looking bowel Chris. Glad to see you turning again.

- Mainiac Matt

Thanks, Matt. I don’t get to it as often as I would like to, but once in a while the higher priority items are finished early.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#14 posted 07-23-2018 09:20 PM

Bet there more than happy with the condition in which the piece of timber is returned, nice work
pete

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

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#15 posted 07-23-2018 10:59 PM

Beautiful bowls – if they don’t like them they’re crazy. I hope you don’t have a lot of co-workers – everyone will want one.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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