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Project by Nick posted 1010 days ago 783 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first two pics are of the first real bowl that I did. It is made of purpleheart. the wood was kiln dried and was not much fun to turn. I got alot of catchs on the inside. Though this maybe normal not sure as I have not turned another bowl as of yet. The walls were taken to a little under an 1/8”, sanded to 400 grit, and finished with friction pollish. It is about 4” dia. x 1.5” tall. Overall not too bad for my first try at a bowl.

The next two pics are of my first goblet. It is turned out of mesquite. In pulled this piece out of the firewood pile because it had a little bit of figure. This was an easy and fun piece to turn. It was sanded too 600 grit, walls again just under an 1/8”, and finished with mineral oil. It is about 6” tall and the cup is about 2” x 2”.

The last pic is a mystery piece of wood founs in a scrap bin at the local wood store. Meant to make a shallow bowl but ended up with a coaster. I kept catching hte top rim on this piece and had to shorten it. It ended up being about 3/8” thick and about 5” dia. sanded to 600, and finished with tang oil and wax.

Let me know what you think. Good or bad is welcome.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 1010 days ago

Nice job on all of them . I believe that your coaster is Bubinga , but I’m sure there will be other opinions : )

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/bubinga.htm

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 1009 days ago

Nice turnings!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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NormG

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#3 posted 1006 days ago

Great bowl, there will be catches. You will get better with each bowl

-- Norman

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