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Project by Crushgroovin posted 1196 days ago 1747 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Watched the first part of Jimmy Clewes video. The section on Footless Bowls. I really like the way he turns, and the way he describes what he is doing. This is by far the best completed piece I have done. I made it from a 10”x4” Honey Locust Blank I purchased from RiverRidgeSawMill eBay. It was very nice easy wood to turn and Scott at River Ridge was great to work with, I bought a total of 22 blanks from him.

Now to watch more of Clewes videos and dream of taking his class down in Utah.

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





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doug1980

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#1 posted 1196 days ago

Looks real good. I like the grain in that Locust. What did you use to finish it?

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Crushgroovin

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#2 posted 1196 days ago

Oh yeah, I was going to include my new finishing & Buffing method.

I power sanded from 80-400, the applied a coat of Watco Danish Oil. I let it soak in for 5 minutes then wiped it off and burnished it with a paper towel at 1200 RPM. I power sanded again with 600 and repeated the Danish Oil & burnishing, then again with 800. After burnishing after the 800 I put some Red Rouge and buffed it out by spinning @1200 and rubbing with a paper towel. I repeated the process with some white polishing compound. Then I put on a a light coat of Bees Wax and buffed it out still on the Lathe.

I really like the way it came out. I will play around with it using some Shellac or BLO along with a final coat of Carnauba wax. I am also looking at buying the One Way or Beall Buffing Setup.

Love to hear what others use!

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

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doug1980

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#3 posted 1196 days ago

It came out great. I prefer a less shiny finish versus the almost mirror polish some put on theirs. Very good work.

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 1196 days ago

I like your turning a lot!! The Honey Locust is very nice…

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1196 days ago

super looking bowl

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lew

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#6 posted 1196 days ago

Beautiful Bowl!

I have a couple of Honey Locust blanks drying in the basement now. Hope they turn out as nice as yours!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Crushgroovin

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#7 posted 1196 days ago

Lew, if you can get your hands on some Black Locust, jump on it. I had a some I turned when I first started and it is beautiful. A more lemon color with black contrasts.

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

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peteg

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#8 posted 1196 days ago

The last photo says it all, it is doing exactly what you made it for, nice job :)

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

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Darell

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#9 posted 1195 days ago

Nice bowl. I’m going to have to find some of that honey locust.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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Loucarb

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#10 posted 1195 days ago

Very nice bowl and love that wood.

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