2 bowls made out of old stairs spindles

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Project by branch posted 04-29-2012 07:03 PM 1222 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi yes another segment bowl i got some old stair spindles that where 2 inches square not sure what kind of timber the are but the where free they came out of a old house that was being renovated not sure how old they are but i had to scrape off about 10 coats of varnish off them but it was worth it
i have the makings of a few bowls left
the one with the purple heart ring is 10 inches at the rim by 5 1/2 at the base and 4 1/8 tall
the are 90 pieces in it the other one is 9 by 4 1/2 by 3 1/4 the are 66 pieces in it
they are finished with 6 coats of denish oil
the are floting bottoms in them
all coments welcome

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 08:57 PM

Nicely done brother I like these very much. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 04-29-2012 09:47 PM

I guess it was worth the work those are beauties. Well done.

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 10:54 PM

Frugal woodturning!

They,re beauties!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 01:11 AM

These are great!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 02:38 AM

Nice job all round Branch, well done :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 05:10 AM

Very fancy. You did a great job on them.

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 11:39 AM

Both look awesome. Thanks Branch.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 11:39 AM

nice job, branch. great bowls

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 12:04 PM

Beautiful turnings, they came out awesome.

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

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#10 posted 04-30-2012 05:37 PM

Reminds me of my old Mitsubishi.
Great work on the bowls, I like the diamond pattern.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 07-09-2012 12:10 AM

Sorry I missed these Branch, nice work and nice save of wood.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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