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Project by jeepturner posted 11-12-2010 03:32 AM 1317 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A curly maple bowl with a natural edge running through it. Sorry about the shadow in the picture, the camera was too close.
I like this bowl because of the exceptional curl, and the natural edge, but mostly the curl.
The third picture has a pear cup, a segmented turning made with maple cherry and a the rim is rosewood. The rosewood came from a off cut from an old cabinet shop that closed back in the sixties.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 03:37 AM

I like it, I like it, I like it! You did a fine job with this, I always like when voids add to the look and sometimes I fill them with crushed Turquoise for a more dramatic impact.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 05:40 AM

Okay, I think all of us is really curious on how you turned the bowl without it coming apart or exploding. It looks like it would just come apart even under the slowest speed of the lathe unless you carved it by hand?

The wood does have some nice figure to it.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 12:26 PM

Great work there. The natural edge is really cool. Thanks for sharing them with us..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 02:28 PM

Richard, I have had a bowl come apart as I was turning it. I like to wear a face shield when turning something that might come apart. This bowl is sturdier than it looks I guess because it made it. I worry more during the sanding than during the work with the gouge. It’s easier to catch an edge with sandpaper.

Thanks for the nice comments.

-- Mel,

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