Misc. Bowls

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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 02-25-2012 01:24 AM 1305 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently purchased a variable speed lathe, a Powermatic Model 3420B. This allows me to start learning how to turn bowls, a very fun part of woodworking. Previously, I only did spindle turnings (Windsor Chair legs and stretchers). I had a Vega 8 foot lathe that only had 2 speeds, 1700 and 3400 rpm. My wife likes my bowls but any decent woodturner would evaluate them as beginning level. I accept that and hope to get better as I turn.

-- Jupiter

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 01:27 AM

Come on Ron these are to nice to be rated as done by a beginner .

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 03:51 AM

I’m with Jim, definitely better than beginner level. Nice bowls. Great choice of lathe, I love mine.

-- Kayvon

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 10:49 AM

Sweet, I want to eventually get to bowls. You inspire me to get busy. I like the one with the top (cocabowla?) I too have a vega lathe and although its adjustable in speed it doesn’t go slow enough for me.

-- Ed-

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 03:40 PM

If these are your beginner levels then i sure am glad that i didn’t post mine.

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 06:34 PM

These are nice turnings, beginner? I don’t think so, don’t cut yourself short.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 05:47 PM

You will grow to really love your lathe if you have not already! I love mine!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 12:02 PM

We all start somewhere. I have been starting for over two years now looks like you are beyond starting. Nice job.


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#8 posted 02-29-2012 08:26 AM

Some pretty complex forms for a beginner.

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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