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Project by Stonekettle posted 05-02-2011 07:44 AM 1592 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When you only have a small amount of time to turn, turn something small.

These are very small bowls turned from Osage Orange for a friend who makes and finishes dollhouses. Both were turned on my MIDI lathe using a collet chuck and a very sharp Beecham skewchingouge. The platter is finished in walnut oil and the bowl is finished in Mylan’s friction polish.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 07:51 AM

You got that right Jim, sure are small. Nice turning, are they harder to do than normal size?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 07:58 AM

Difficulty wise, they’re about the same as large bowls – just there’s a lot more squinting involved.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 09:49 AM

Hey Jim , nice job, one dig in at this size & it;s all over rover, must have been hard with your 1” bowl gouge LOL
gee I wish we could get that osage down here :)

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

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