First finished bowl sort of thingy.

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This bowl is made with Elm. I cut the tree down about a week ago and wanted to start with a small tree easy to get at. The wood is dyed and i used india ink to put a little design into the wood.


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#1 posted 09-03-2011 09:17 AM

Beautiful piece unique design I’m new to wood turning myself and man can it get addictive, thanks for sharing can’t wait to see more, by the way I know you mentioned your bowl was dyed but what is the finish you used to complete the bowl to give it the high gloss.

-- Joe, Florida

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 09:57 AM

Have to say… That’s a real eye catcher of a “thingy” Joe.
You didn’t mention size, but it looks as if it has some heft to it. I’ll bet it feels good in your hands.
Good, clean lines and movement.
Keep up the good work.

Peace and blessed be.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 12:20 PM

The bowl is fantastic. The grains just pop. I did not know you could use freshly cut wood for turning’s. Will the moisture content cause the wood to split after it is sealed. I am thinking of turning some bowls out of newly fallen trees.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 02:35 PM

Thanks for the comments. Amagineer i used my microwave oven to dry the bowl after i roughed turned it. The size is around 9×4 and the finish is enamel.


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#5 posted 09-03-2011 02:42 PM

Awsome piece…..I think a few pictures from different angles would be a nice addition. By the way, the finish is fantastic, is the inner portion blacked-out….might just be the light from the photo?

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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joey bealis

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 02:46 PM

The inner portion is blacked out and i took alot more photos but the light was bad.


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#7 posted 09-03-2011 05:36 PM

Awesome turning and the grain and finish are both perfect : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 04:21 AM

Beautiful! By “thingy” you mean a piece of art looking for a function, right?

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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joey bealis

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#9 posted 01-11-2012 03:02 PM

Yes this piece is looking for a function. I don’t mind it being called a “thingy” though, people have the best time coming up with ideas.


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