My First Bowl!

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Project by jjwoodshop posted 01-19-2011 09:50 PM 1350 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first ever bowl turned on my lathe (shopsmith) about a week ago. And only the second thing I have turned yet. It started out as a bowl blank I picked up from Woodcraft, pulled from the “discount” bin so I am not even certain of the variety.

It is finished with Mylands High Friction Polish and Johnsons paste wax.

I can tell that turning will be quite addictive!! Can’t wait!

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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Paul Pomerleau

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 12:17 AM

Very nice, I like the material, it looks like stone.
Well done.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 12:34 AM

Great bowl ,Nice finish thanks for posting it. Turning is real fun ,you will get addictied to it. Keep turning and have fun.

-- In His service ,Richard

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 05:20 AM

what is that wood? I wood love it for my stuff. paul’s right, looks like stone

-- One does things through mania, through obsession, through an automatic need that escapes understanding.

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 01:34 AM

I like the way you mounted the piece with the sapwood juxaposed to the shape of the bowl. It adds interest. My guess for wood species is claro walnut from western US -California. Or maybe just an unusual slice of black walnut.

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