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A WALNUT BOWL AND A ELM HOLLOW FORM

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Project by jockmike2 posted 10-25-2010 10:01 PM 2020 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THE WALNUT BOWL IS PRETTY THICK, IT KEPT CRACKING ON ME SO I KEPT GLUEING AND CUTTING UNTIL I DIDN’T DARE TO CUT ANY MORE OFF, I SANDED TO 4OO GRIT AND USED A MIXTURE OF BLO, POLY, MINERAL SPIRITS AND JAPAN DRYER AND PUT QUIT A FEW COATS ON IT.
THE HOLLOW FORM IS ACTUALLY A DEEP PURPLE THAT I HOLLOWED AND SANDED TO 400 GRIT THEN DRILLED HOLES WITH A DRILL, THEN MADE THE HOLES DIFFERENT SIZES WITH MY DREMEL.THEN SPRAYED IT WITH THE SAME MIXURE AS THE BOWL. WITH A FINAL COAT OF SPRAY GLOSS POLY. THANKS FOR LOOKING, FEEL FREE TO BUST MY CHOPS.

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





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degoose

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 10:04 PM

Hey mike you don’t have to shout… lol

nice looking bowls as usual…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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peteg

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 10:49 PM

Persistence has won the day for you Mike with the bowl. The hf looks a nice even wall thickness – wouldn’t suggest using it for pouring a wine before dinner

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

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 11:00 PM

BUT HEY I’M NOT SHOUTING! I just can’t see very good!!!

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 11:33 PM

I like them both Mike!

You’re getting pretty artsy-fancy on us.

You must have used some Swiss cheese for a pattern. <(:0}&

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 11:49 PM

Pretty darn fancy great job Mike they are both soooo purrr d

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 11:55 PM

well you mud hen..glad to see your getting some shop time…they look really good mike..i like the one with holes…very artistic….take care of yourself…..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 12:17 AM

Very nice turnings Mike.

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David Craig

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 12:26 AM

Nice to see these posted Mike. I think, with that hollow form, I am going to have to go back to class. When you talk about your interesting brew of finishes, I can’t help but think of you in a lab coat and an evil grin. “Its Alive, ahahaha, It’s Alive!”

Beautiful work as always Bud.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 01:03 AM

Thanks guys, (blush) shucks, just trying something different. Something with a little flair.

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

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Roger

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#10 posted 10-26-2010 01:56 AM

Those are awesome bowls… A tip from a wise Irishman…..”don’t drink any Guinness from that hollow form”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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GaryL

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#11 posted 10-26-2010 02:08 AM

They look great Mike. I really like the random Dremel look. My wife commented it would be a nice candle holder. Small candle that is.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Jim Bertelson

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#12 posted 10-26-2010 02:09 AM

You have entered the realm of art world, will you talk to us woodworkers anymore?

Pretty neat stuff.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 10-26-2010 02:11 AM

Good stuff, Mike! I love the finish on the walnut bowl.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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sedcokid

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#14 posted 10-26-2010 03:03 AM

Mike, Good looking bowls! I like’em both!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 10-26-2010 04:41 AM

even better in person I think you should do some for Art Prize next year in GR you could win 250,000 or more. But I know the real reason why you do this is for the love of the craft.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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