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Couple of guys over on the Woodwhisperer are having a turning challenge so I turned this for that project.

-- Got Wood?

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#1 posted 10-07-2012 12:00 AM

Looks nice Joe , what wood is it ?

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#2 posted 10-07-2012 12:12 AM


Love how you made the groves into the Black walnut bowl. It looks pretty close to the pith on the sides, how did you keep it from splitting?

What kind if finish did you use and how did you finish the bottom off

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 10-07-2012 12:46 AM

got lucky on the thing not cracking. i have sever coats of minwax wiping poly. I finish the bottom of my bowls by jamming between centers and turning the bottom mostly off down to a nub then use a chisel to remove that. id like to get some cole jaws or make a donut chuck sometime for turning the bottoms off but havent done it yet.

-- Got Wood?

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#4 posted 10-07-2012 02:35 AM

Beautiful wood. Nice turning.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 05:20 AM

Nice bowl Joe. You might want to check into building a Longworth chuck. Not hard to make and they work well enough to finish the bottoms.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 02:00 PM

Great looking bowl Joe. I’d be honored if I ended up with your bowl.

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#7 posted 10-07-2012 03:12 PM

great looking bowl. beautiful wood and an excellent finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 10-07-2012 07:10 PM

Nice piece. I like the heartwood / sapwood color mix.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#9 posted 10-07-2012 07:28 PM

Nice job, joe

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#10 posted 10-08-2012 07:22 PM

Yeah, beautiful and shiny.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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