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Second bowl turning: salvaged oak log

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Project by SSMDad posted 08-02-2011 03:17 AM 1052 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished turning and finishing this little bowl a few minutes ago. It’s about 5” diameter. Finished with 1 coat of stain (sounded down greatly) then 7 coats of superblond shellac, rubbed down with 0000 steel wool and completed with 2 coats of Renaissance Wax.

I’m still working on getting rid of tool marks. The oak really dulled my skew chisel and scraper.

The new jaws for the chuck arrived today so finally I can actually finish the bottom of a bowl!

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."





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Marty Eargle

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 03:27 AM

Oak can sure do a number on your tools, but its worth it to salvage a fine old piece of wood.

Nice little form and congrats on the new jaws!

-- Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it. -Mark Twain

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SSMDad

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 01:18 PM

Thanks Marty. It’s a pretty simple little thing but I’m trying out different methods of turning and finishes. It actually started out being a larger hollow-form. haha

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 08-02-2011 02:23 PM

Nice bowl.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Napoleon

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#4 posted 08-02-2011 10:24 PM

Thats one nice bowl you have made there :) I have just ordert some Renaissance wax for my tools and are wonderering if i have payed to much…about 27dollar for 200ml. Were do you buy it ?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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SSMDad

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#5 posted 08-03-2011 12:35 AM

Thank you! (both, haha)

As for the wax I buy it from Woodcraft and it’s usually about $30 for 200ml. Not cheap stuff but wow is it nice.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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Grandpa

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#6 posted 08-03-2011 01:46 AM

Beautiful bowl. I have an Industrial Arts degree from way back when. I took a woodworking class from an old man that could make a lathe talk. You mentioned tool marks and I can see a few. He would gripe at us for using anything as a scraper. He thought it all needed to be cut and he could do it. He would take a skew and cut wood and make it pretty. I would try it and it would hang and make threads on my work piece. It really takes a lot of practice and a good eye. I think you will make it though.

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murch

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#7 posted 08-04-2011 01:02 PM

Nice job on the bowls. I’m going to order a chuck soon myself. I’ve been turning with a face plate
or between centers for a few months now, which is great, but I knew from day one how limited
your projects are with-out a good reliable chuck.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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SSMDad

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#8 posted 08-18-2011 03:50 AM

Thanks to you all for the nice comments. I’m very very amateurish and mediocre but I do appreciate it. It’s just my little escape from IT and computers which I do for a living but absolutely detest.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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