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Project by woodkiller posted 07-27-2011 02:18 PM 1633 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project that I have turned outboard on my 1642. It was a tough project to say the least. I worked on it for several hours before finishing it. It is Spalted Ambrosia Maple and is 17’+ wide and about 6” tall. I will include the picture of my home made rest that was used for this project. Comments welcome, Russell.





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Nick

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#1 posted 07-27-2011 04:24 PM

This a beautful bowl ou made. Really like the color

-- 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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childress

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 04:31 PM

That’s an awesome bowl. I like how the spalting looks like it’s dripping

-- Childress Woodworks

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 07-27-2011 04:37 PM

I love the wood you used. I guess I need to put some maple logs on the ground and wait… The tool rest is also impressive. Welding is a skill every woodworker could use. I’ve got several projects I don’t have either the skill or time to do.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 04:40 PM

Wow! That is a humongous bowl with some awesome figure. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Transition

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 05:07 PM

Incredible bowl! Love the figure. And I could use one of those stands!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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woodsmith

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#6 posted 07-27-2011 05:30 PM

How do you keep it from spliting out from the center? I am trying to learn how to turn I have Grizzley 1642.

-- woodsmith

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Bearpie

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#7 posted 07-27-2011 05:43 PM

Beautiful bowl with awesome spalting on it. I have not turned anything that big yet but I do have some wood prepared for making large bowls. I just have not gotten around to do it yet.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 07-27-2011 06:14 PM

Gorgeous bpwl! Excellent design and workmanship.

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

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ncdon

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#9 posted 07-27-2011 08:22 PM

Great looking bowl, and the size too. Just awesome.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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Bearpie

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#10 posted 07-28-2011 07:05 AM

Well, I felt the urge to turn a large bowl after reading your post last night and started on a Hickory crotch piece I had that is just under 5” thick and I had to cut it down so it would fit on my lathe at 19 1/2” Dia. The capacity of my lathe is 20” inboard, I don’t have any outboard attachments yet. Filled a whole garbage can of shavings from this piece. It developed a few cracks and I’m hoping it doesn’t open up too much. If it does I’ll just fill it with turquoise! Hope to finish turning it tomorrow. Will post pictures when I am done with it. Thanks for spurring me on by posting your work.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 07-28-2011 02:56 PM

Wow!! That is on beautiful bowl! I am looking for a vacuum pump but havent found one yet. Your stand is very nice as well.

Thanks for sharing….

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bearpie

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#12 posted 07-29-2011 04:15 AM

Here is a sneak preview of my 19” x 3 1/14” bowl, my largest turning so far. I found it difficult to get all the sanding marks out of such a large piece. I guess patience will be the key. I have the turquoise in the cracks that developed and I used my foredom tool with an 1/8” rasp to widen the cracks so the inlay is stronger.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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woodkiller

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#13 posted 07-29-2011 01:59 PM

Erwin that is a sharp looking bowl. I had trouble sanding mine as well. I put some Walnut oil on mine then sanded it. It helped a lot.

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