my first bowl ever

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Project by Jurin posted 01-11-2011 04:41 AM 1274 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

just bought a lathe and wanted to try my skills. had turned a few pens before my attempt at this project. Thank you lumberjocks… i still have a long way to go.

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 04:50 AM

Hey that looks like a pretty good project. What kind of lathe are you using?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 05:01 AM

That’s an interesting design. I like the flow of the body and the contrasting woods, it gives it a very pleasing and unique look.

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 05:07 AM

Thank you. I’m using a PSI turncrafter pro. midi lathe

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 05:32 AM

Welcome to turning Jurin, looks a pretty good start here. Is this two seperate bowls, or, does the larger one sit on the seperate base?
Make sure it is just the lathe that spins & not your head with all thoes designs running around in it :)
Its nice to share a few details about your project, a size, timber & maybe finish

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

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 06:54 AM

peteg.. thanks for your comment. Too late my head is already spinning. It’s a bowl with a lid (turned box?) I don’t remember what kind of wood species I used. Sorry I’m new at this. The height is about 5”. Diameter is 6” and the finish is “shella wax”.
My wife uses it to keep spare change in it.

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 08:42 AM

Great turned box. Looks like maybe maple and walnut? Great design and build.

Keep it up.


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#7 posted 01-11-2011 03:39 PM

Very nice and welcome to turning. You’ve got the knack, keep at and keep posting pics. I wish my first bowl looked as good as yours. My first bowl wound up transforming into a plate and my second transformed into multiple pieces of kindling but turning is very relaxing and rewarding.

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