First Segmented Bowl

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Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 01-17-2011 12:42 AM 1774 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first segmented turning and first bowl ever. Learning to turn face grain was a challenge. I guess when you don’t have a teacher on hand, you learn by trial and error!

Made this bowl from walnut and maple. It’s 6 7/8” across and 1 3/4” tall. Got it to about 5/16” thick in the base and sides.

Finish is turners polish and 2 coats of paste wax.

Pic 1-4 of finished bowl, #5 is mounted on faceplate glue block #6 is first coat of finish while still on lathe. Love how the grain in the base popped as I chose a pretty gnarly piece of walnut for the base.

Full writeup is on my blog if interested. Thanks for looking!

Forgot to mention that it will be sold in a silent auction in support of Canadian Vets at the Army Navy Air Force Branch (#262 In Mississauga)

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 01:05 AM

Mike, I’msure it will fetch a good price for your cause, nice turn

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

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 01:11 AM

Nicely done, and for a great cause. Keep them coming.

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 02:05 AM

Great job on your first try. Great that you are doing something to help others with it. KUDOS !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 01-17-2011 03:41 AM

beautiful bowl!
and welcome to the club!

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 03:53 AM

Looking good, Mike!

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#6 posted 01-17-2011 04:36 PM

Thanks all for your comments. Much appreciated :-)

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#7 posted 03-07-2017 11:27 AM

Now this is a beautifu bowll. You certainly did a fine job on this piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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