Walnut & Red Mulberry Bowls

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Project by Crushgroovin posted 04-13-2011 02:36 AM 2037 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got my new Jet JWL-1642EVS-2 about 10 days ago. It took a few days to get it wired and the right chuck adapters but I got it up and running a week ago. I have been working on turning a bowl a day, but have come up short. I did lost 2 bowls in process. 1 I once again turned into a lampshade! The other was a beautiful Red Bowl that had the chuck unscrew from the lathe while sanding the the very last part of it. That almost killed me, I had 3 hours into it then boom it shattered into a million pieces.

So the first is a nice piece of walnut, the 2nd was a thicker piece of Red Mulberry. I really liked turning the mulberry, it was super easy to turn. The gouge went through it like Butta!

I have a ton of blanks coming this week from RiverRidgeSaw on eBay. I hope they are nice. I can’t wait until I can start using the logs I have in the back but it is gonna be at least 6 more months of before they are even close to being seasoned enough.


-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#1 posted 04-13-2011 03:01 AM

Good Lookin’ Bowls !!!

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

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#2 posted 04-13-2011 03:27 AM

Love the grain pattern in the Mulberry!


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#3 posted 04-13-2011 09:52 AM

Nice job, Looks like you may have made one before ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 04-13-2011 10:46 PM

Great looking turnings. You’re off to a great start. City dumps are a good source for free wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 10:44 PM

Great looking bowls!! How do you like your new lathe? I have the Jet 1642 EVS ordered and will get it in a few days.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 04-15-2011 12:40 AM

Good to see you up & running with your new toy, couple of nice bowls here as well, surprised that your chuck unscrewed, were you reverse sanding I wonder?,
Your chuck should have an allen screw to lock it to the main shaft to make sure it stays firm (forward or reverse) might be worth checking out. :))

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

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