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Little Juniper Bowl

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Project by Nate Meadows posted 05-15-2012 11:37 PM 987 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a simple Juniper bowl. I was curious how it would turn. I would describe it as a light, airy wood that has a tendency to tear out but it sands very easily. This of course could be due to my novice turning skills. It was still a pleasure to turn! The bowl is about three inches across at the top. I find the most attractive feature in Juniper to be the ripples around the knots. A forester friend told me that those were created from the branches stressing the wood in the wind. Cool, huh?

I did find a very rare Juniper post on my property that was 100% dark purple, no white. My forester friend said that was a post from back in the 1920s. I cut it up and used the tiles in my End Grain Shop Floor. They are some of my favorite tiles.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate





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Roger

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 11:59 PM

A beautiful turned bowl full of amazing grain patterns. It looks like your turnin skills are just fine.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Nate Meadows

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 12:34 AM

Thanks Roger! I really have only turned about 10 things, but I can tell you that turning is one of my favorite things to do…next to using a hand plane and inlay work! Yep, definitely in the top three! I have a professional turning buddy who gives me pointers and help when I do need it so it isn’t all me! (Craig Kassan!) Brilliant Turner!!

Very Respectfully and Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 12:56 AM

For a beginning turner, you do very well. I can see no sanding nor scuff marks, It has a very attractive shape to it and the grains are absolutely striking! You must be one of those who have natural turning instincts. Turning is also a favorite for me.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 01:10 AM

Thank you Erwin! I am a perfectionist! I will sit there forever until I get it right. I sanded this one down to 2000 grit. I have read that is overkill but I am happy, and I am secure in my happiness:).

Thank you for your compliments. I do love wood…allot and not in a creepy way. My brain can look at a given blank , even firewood and a thousand things go through my head of what it wants to be, it just wants the chance to become it! It needs to be unlocked thats all. I don’t know how I do it, I just do. I really do not mean to sound haughty…that isn’t me. I just want to be understood…does that make any sense.

Since the brain injury I would almost say that that particular gift or sense has gotten stronger. Perhaps it is from the injury or perhaps it is from the exercise of it…I have no idea. I just know its there. Am I making any sense?

Very Respectfully and Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Martyroc

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 02:51 AM

Beautiful turning, the grain pattern is lovely on this.

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

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 04:03 AM

Thank you Marty!

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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HawkDriver

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 03:59 PM

I really like the shape and that Juniper is stunning. Nicely done!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 04:29 PM

Thank you very much Patrick!

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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