Ooops Bowl

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Project by diggerdelaney posted 11-28-2011 08:02 PM 1675 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this bowl between other woodworking projects. Made from tulip wood and a Iroko insert. It is 10” diameter and 1 1/4” tall with a over all thickness of 1/8”. I think the name speaks for itself Quite a few turners have made a hole or two I managed to rescue this piece

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 08:04 PM

I am glad you had an oops because a beautiful bowl was the result. Nice work!

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 10:24 PM

I would have never been able to tell that it had been an “Opps”. It looks great!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 11:32 PM

Your lucky only to get a hole. My second and third bowl blew up like a grenade!! I could only be so lucky!! Great looking bowl. It is funny how the mess ups are the best items. Thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 12:33 AM

Rule number one of bowl turning – NEVER try to make the inside bigger than the outside.

Rule number two of bowl turning – if it won’t hold soup, it’s ART!!

Nice recovery.


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#5 posted 11-29-2011 03:18 AM

Nice save. I did that ‘once’ and later sold the fixed plate to someone who like my great idea of mixing woods!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 05:21 AM

very nice bowl .

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 11-29-2011 04:03 PM

Great save. My guess is that every woodturner has done this or will at some point in time. It helps in honing your skill to make a perfectly fitting plug. Nice work.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 11-29-2011 05:08 PM

Thanks all. I am sure this will not be my last Ooops but I do like a challenge saving them

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#9 posted 11-30-2011 07:57 PM

how do you make a plug for that? like a jam fit and then cut it off?

i see no opps about that bowl. great work.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#10 posted 11-30-2011 08:42 PM

Yes I turned a piece of wood fitted into chuck and turned to size of hole glued in. Then turned inside flush put the bowl in cole jaws to turn the reverse. Hope that answers you question

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#11 posted 11-30-2011 11:39 PM

Well you give me hope as well as courage. I have a bowl that I took too deep, and it is still drying out. The bottom where the chuck holds on, is about as thin as a piece of paper. I decided to hold onto it, in the hopes that I could repair it, the same way as you have here.

Hopefully it will turn out as nice as yours.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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