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My first turning!

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Project by emetric posted 04-03-2012 08:25 PM 1004 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My very first turning! For my birthday, my wife and kids took me to woodcraft and I am now the proud owner of a supernova 2 lathe chuck as well as 2 easy wood carbide chisels. I did not get a chance to use the the easy wood chisels, I did this with the existing chisels that I already had. I know that there are swirl marks in the bottom and the base of the bowl is far from perfect, but I couldn’t be happier with myself. It is made of spalted oak and finished with paste wax applied while still in the chuck. As always, enjoy and feel free to leave any comments you feel are appropriate.

-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway





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Durnik150

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 08:49 PM

Congratulations on the new addiction!!!

There may be a flaw or two that only you notice, but it looks great to me.

Keep up the good work.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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branch

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 08:55 PM

hi great effort for your first turning you can get thous swirl with a little hand sanding going with the grean
nice piece of spalted wood and very nice bowl keep on turning now that you have got the bug
looking forward to see more of your turnings

branch

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 09:43 PM

Happy Birthday and congrats on the new toys !
You gave me a few ideas for the Spalted Oak that I’ve been saving . Nice bowl !!

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

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 12:50 AM

Great start! Welcome to you new addiction!

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 01:47 AM

looks great keep it up

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#6 posted 04-04-2012 04:58 PM

We have to please ourselves first. Good start.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 05-19-2012 07:29 AM

Great first turn! Put a cot in the shop. It’s all over for you now!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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