My latest and I think best bowl yet

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After quite a long break from the wood lathe I turned this bowl from a Jacaranda blank given to me by a friend some time ago. The diameter is 155mm and height is 45mm, wall thickness around 6mm. Here is a link to a photo-shoot of the project.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#1 posted 07-16-2012 05:39 AM

Hi Harry,

Great looking bowl and well finished.
Might need to pop around and grab a lolly.

Keep well.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-16-2012 05:40 AM



NICE job!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 07-16-2012 07:51 AM

You have gone thru a very exact process with this one Harry & recorded it well with your pictures, I can tell you realy enjoy your time in the shed, nice job :)

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 10:44 AM

Awesome job, great work. I learned a few things from viewing the photo’s. Thanks for sharing all the info with us. Hope its okay to add you as friend. That way I can keep up with any future work.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 12:49 PM

Looks great,well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 01:52 PM

The bowl came out great Harry! By the way, how have you been my friend? Making alot of sawdust or in this case wood chips? Keep up the good work.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#7 posted 07-16-2012 01:55 PM

G’day, Harry. I watched the slide show and you are a man after my own heart. It looks like my process exactly…but where did you get the digital spring gage. That is very cool. I was thinking you had a Corian insert in there somewhere!!Tee Hee!!!

Cheers, my friend!!!.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-16-2012 03:16 PM

Beautiful work. I have a holly spoon and fork that would look right at home in that bowl. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 07-17-2012 11:12 AM

You’re welcome any time Stephen. I was hoping to have something made out of that beautiful Sheoak that you gave me. I’m hoping to cut the longer piece into boards for box making and hopefully get two small bowls out of the other piece, but jobs for friends are taking up a lot of my time. It’s great to have a metal lathe but surprising the jobs that come along. I of course don’t mind in the least, it keeps me out of mischief.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#10 posted 07-17-2012 11:32 AM

Mr. Tom, it will be my pleasure to be able to call you by your first name! What shall I call you my new young friend? (I’m 78+)

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#11 posted 07-17-2012 01:05 PM

Well guys, I really do appreciate your kind words but please do remember that other than routing I consider myself an amateur, and as such constructive criticism is welcomed.
Greetings to you Bob, although I do have a few health issues, nothing too serious, when I’m working in the shed my problems are left outside!
Jim, I’m pretty sure that I bought the digital thickness gauge from Rockler. About half an hour after ordering it I found that I could have got an identical over here from Carba-tec for about $5.00 less as the postage from America was quite high.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#12 posted 07-17-2012 08:33 PM

Great bowl Harry! Really liked the pics.

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#13 posted 07-29-2012 02:00 AM

Nice job Harry. Great thin lines.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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