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Project by Woodwrecker posted 1192 days ago 1026 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t laugh, OK?, please?...LOL
A simple shallow practice bowl from my new bench top lathe.
Turning is a blast, and I can see how you could get hooked.
Thanks for looking.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein





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ellen35

2544 posts in 1931 days


#1 posted 1192 days ago

And… why would anyone laugh! This looks neat for a first try.
Beautiful wood.
Keep it up, Eric.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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blyther

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#2 posted 1192 days ago

I’m a newbee to turning as well. I started a couple of months ago turning wine bottlestoppers. Timing was good (before Christmas) sold over $300.00 worth. Easy and fun way to make a buck on a hobby!

Nice work Eric! Have fun with it, but challenge yourself! :)

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#3 posted 1192 days ago

Nice job with your first bowl. If you are not a member of a turning club why not see if there is one near you?
Great way to meet other woodturners and pick up great information.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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patron

12837 posts in 1840 days


#4 posted 1192 days ago

i’m not laughing
i think it looks great
and that you are having fun
is even better

yea eric
keep it up

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Grumpy

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#5 posted 1192 days ago

Wrecker, you are now on the way to many turnings. Keep spinnin mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Adam Hood

264 posts in 1379 days


#6 posted 1192 days ago

Thats one place to start, being shallow looks like my first turnings. Make yourself a depth gauge. You can find videos on how to make one on YouTube. YouTube has a bunch of videos on turning, a good place to pick up some instructions without leaving your house and then go to the shop and try what you learned. I agree with Jeff, find yourself a wood turners club and join. I did and it was one of the best things I did, met some nice people with same interest and was invited to some other shops to learn some turning first hand. A great place to start. Keep up the good work and keep the shavings flying!!

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 1192 days ago

I’m with Ellen – why would you think anyone would laugh? I think it is great! I haven’t tried turning yet and hope to do some this March when I go to a big woodworking show. I can only HOPE that my first piece will look anywhere near as nice! Thanks for posting! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Joedcatman

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#8 posted 1192 days ago

Super! And take the advice of finding a wood turners club,those guys are MORE than willing to share tips and techniques. Best $30 I ever spent last year. One year and 4 months and now I have 3 lathes and way too many projects. Try some green wood if you get a chance and keep your tools really sharp.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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lew

9827 posts in 2254 days


#9 posted 1192 days ago

Afraid it is too late to save you from the turning demons. Maybe your post will prevent another soul from joining us on the slippery slope.

Nice Bowl!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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FloridaArt

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#10 posted 1192 days ago

Turning bowls looks like fun. I might get there someday. Thanks for sharing.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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kerflesss

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#11 posted 1192 days ago

Eric
Once the bug bits, the shavings are soon to follow.
Thats great for a start.
When you get the basic techniques down
I can tell you, you will find it relaxing.
Oh did I mention fun…..

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scrappy

3505 posts in 1929 days


#12 posted 1192 days ago

Looks great to me. Nice start on a addictive hobby.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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sticks4walking

107 posts in 1550 days


#13 posted 1191 days ago

Eric: Hey, you gotta’ start somewhere. I think it looks great. I have been thinking of a bench top lathe myself, I may have to go ahead with it. Thanks for posting.

Mike.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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supervato

153 posts in 1428 days


#14 posted 1191 days ago

I think it looks great. I like you just bought one of these delta lathes abour 8 months ago. I love it. I have to make sure I take time from the table saw and do what I call lathe time. This is where I have beenforcing my self to find projects to turn. It really helps with skills. Because I have definitely found out that this is not like any other tool I have where you can pick up after a couple of uses it’s a lifetime of learning and practice.

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 1191 days ago

It looks like a very nice bowl to me and since it is your first try then all I can say is congratulations on a job well done.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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