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Project by Woodwrecker posted 01-11-2011 01:25 AM 1612 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.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 01:30 AM

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

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 02:03 AM

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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#3 posted 01-11-2011 02:03 AM

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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#4 posted 01-11-2011 02:04 AM

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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#5 posted 01-11-2011 02:04 AM

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

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 02:46 AM

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 ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 03:15 AM

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! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 01-11-2011 03:36 AM

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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#9 posted 01-11-2011 04:18 AM

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

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 04:35 AM

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

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 08:20 AM

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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#12 posted 01-11-2011 08:48 AM

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

Keep it up.


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

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#13 posted 01-11-2011 03:54 PM

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, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 08:49 PM

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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#15 posted 01-11-2011 08:58 PM

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.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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