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Project by Andy123 posted 985 days ago 864 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at turning a wood bowl. It is made out of Black locust and about six inches across. I finished it with mineral oil and Hut crystal finish. It took a lot longer than I thought it would take but it was fun learning some new techniques.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 985 days ago

Great bowl.. especially for the first one. you have talent to make that one right out of the chute. Keep posting your work!! Thanks for sharing…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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wiser1934

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#2 posted 985 days ago

for your first bowl it is great. keep up the good work

-- wiser1934, new york

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Andy123

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#3 posted 985 days ago

Thanks you for the compliments.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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Pitdull

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#4 posted 984 days ago

Nice work Andy

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rmoore

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#5 posted 984 days ago

Nice bowl. Welcome to turning. Is black locust hard to turn? I know people use locust wood to make fence posts because it lasts so long.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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Andy123

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#6 posted 984 days ago

This isn’t the first thing I’ve turned. The Locust had a lot of open grain like oak and it was a little harder that most things I’ve turned.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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LesB

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#7 posted 983 days ago

Nice job for the first bowl. I know my first and others I have seen usually end up being thick and klutzy looking. You got yours just right.

For a better and more durable finish I would recommend using one of the commercial salad bowl finishes from General or Behlen. They wipe on with a cloth or I use a high quality paper towel. Those finishes are hard and food safe. I usually put 4 coats or on my bowl, sanding lightly between coats with 0000 steel wool.

Living in Oregon, be sure to take advantage of all the Big Leaf maple that grows here. It turns great and the burl and crotch wood is beautiful (see my last posting). If you have the patients to let it spauld it is great too.It grows everywhere on the west side and you find a lot of it in peoples wood piles. Myrtle or more correctly, California Bay Laurel, is another great wood you can get on the coast.

-- Les B, Oregon

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