My first bowl

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Project by kennedy posted 01-13-2011 12:32 AM 1002 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first Project:

Having court the turning bug some months ago I’d been itching to try my hand at a bowl. Then I found this piece of oak and starting making a mess. I was very happy with how it turned out especially for my first time, with no instruction.

125mm Dia, 65mm tall
I finished it with Shellac and carnauba wax.

Comments appreciated


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#1 posted 01-13-2011 12:50 AM

hi nice bowl for your first turning great job you picked a hard wood to start with oak is not all that easy to turn it is very open grained but you did ok just my opinion keep on turning


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#2 posted 01-13-2011 01:23 AM

That is a nice looking bowl for the first one. Oak is not the friendliest wood to turn if it is dry. Green oak is a different story. Thanks for sharing. Lets see #2 next!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 01:26 AM

Great bowl for your first with no instruction .This is a long learning process make shavivgs and have fun!


-- John waynesboro

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 05:06 PM

Looks good. I like the shape. Simple and functional are a great cobination. You’ve accomplished both.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 09:43 PM

Thanks for the nice comments! Having turned a second bowl since this I must agree that the oak was tough.

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 05:20 AM

Dan, thats a great looking bowl…..looking forward to seeing more

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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