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The Flying Bowl - Revisited

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 926 days ago 884 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I posted pictures of “The Flying Bowl”—an ash turning that blew apart. I was a little shaken and sad to see the project ruined.

But my motto is that I don’t make mistakes when I make sawdust, I just make prototypes.

So after a few weeks of contemplation, I decided to rethink the project. I squared off what was left of the rim and glued on a piece of walnut. It’s not the bowl it started out to be, but I’m pleased with the result.

-- Aaron





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 926 days ago

A great save it turned out beautiful.nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rmoore

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#2 posted 926 days ago

I agree. Better than firewood.

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

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paplou

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#3 posted 926 days ago

Safe at first. good save. I hate to throw ruined projects away. mostly they set on the shelf to remind me not to do it again the same way. TH rim really sets the bowl off.

-- PAPLOU

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joey bealis

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#4 posted 926 days ago

Nice save. I have my cracked bowl and exploded bowl shelf in my shop. I may do something with them one day or may use them for chew toys for my dog.

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#5 posted 926 days ago

Very nice save.

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murch

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#6 posted 926 days ago

Finished up a great looking bowl – and your head is all still in one piece!

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

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ed220

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#7 posted 926 days ago

Great save. Contrasting wood is always cool.

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Darell

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#8 posted 926 days ago

Great save and cool bowl. One of the things I like most about turning is the design opportunities a turner is presented with, both planned and unplanned. It doesn’t take much to make something out of a mistake. Just a little bit of imagination. You did good.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#9 posted 926 days ago

Very nice save. Great job!

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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JimmyT

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#10 posted 832 days ago

Very nice… wish I had thought of that when my bowl blew apart!

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