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Project by john925 posted 08-29-2011 10:09 PM 1078 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I tried an expierement for a running block or brick design based on a design I saw elsewhere on the internet. To save some time, I used a piece of 2 inch maple slab I had in the shop for the base – (I don’t recommend this). Turning maple end grain is very difficult when trying to get a good smooth finish. The end grain is open and just doesn’t finish very well. Anyway, I used purple heart, yellow heart and manzanita for the feature ring – again – bad choice since the purple heart and manzanita were too close in color so they don’t distinguish one from the other. Well like I said it was an expierement which was fun but I would do differently in the future. My daughter loved it, so I gave it to her. I guess “eye of the beholder”! Bowl is about 10 inches in dia by 5 inches high. Makes a good salad bowl.

-- John, Brentwood, CA





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svenbecca

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 10:56 PM

I just started turning and have a difficult time with the speed of the turn. I was turning a plywood bowl not too long ago and nearly took my head off when it shattered. I am assuming I was turning it too fast. at what RPM do you start and finish a project?

The bowl is gorgeous, by the way. You are right, though. I assumed it was all purpleheart until I read it.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 11:30 PM

Very nice John

-- Vince

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#3 posted 08-30-2011 10:52 AM

Amazing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-30-2011 01:49 PM

The bowl came out beautiful. I would look great just sitting on a table empty!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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