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This my second bowl it is purpleheart and is about 6” in dia. It cracked on me so I had to change the design.
-- Rodney, Arlington Texas
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#1 posted 12-14-2010 04:34 AM
8ball … Nice work. Love purpleheart. Thanks for sharing.
-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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#2 posted 12-14-2010 04:37 AM
Looks gorgeous, you just can’t go wrong with purpleheart!
-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD
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#3 posted 12-14-2010 06:22 AM
I love purpleheart wood !! Looks like you are learning early that sometimes the bowls don’t always turn out the way you first planned…....Keep up the good work
-- William from the oldest town in Texas
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#4 posted 12-14-2010 09:06 AM
Nice bowl 8ball. If you have never worked with purple haeart you will enjoy how the color changes due to the light.
-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened
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#5 posted 12-14-2010 09:26 AM
Hey 8 ball, nice job, good to see you’e learning about being “flexible” as u go, nothing like a little crack to set you off in another direction, well done
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#6 posted 12-14-2010 03:59 PM
Beautiful bowl and only your second one!! Nice job. You said it cracked. Are you using “green” purple heart to have it crack?
Don’t feel bad about the crack , worse things can happen. I was turning a 2 piece spalted maple hollow vessel that was to have a 3/8 hole in the top when finished. It is now a little bowl because the top half blew up when I went to take that very last cut on the inside. A little too much pressure for the rotted wood.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#7 posted 12-14-2010 05:39 PM
Great bowl.Thanks for posting. Keep at it . I just finised a bowl I blew the bottom out of ,but was able to cut off and glue a bottom on to it returned it . Will post when get finish on it. Stuff happens,!!
-- In His service ,Richard
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#8 posted 12-15-2010 08:21 PM
Great start on bowl turning.If you haven’t already discovered it, super glue does wonders in repairing wood turning projects. I use the thicker type because it cures slower and that allows it to seep into cracks and voids. Mixed with a little find sawdust it can even make a crack or void (almost) disappear. If you spot a crack early in the turning, filling it with super glue often stops the crack from getting worse until you can turn past it. It will also firm up soft spots but on some woods it will create a off color spot.About a third of my turning projects get a re-design because of “challenges” created by the wood as I cut into it.
-- Les B, Oregon
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