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Project by lizardhead posted 10-09-2012 02:04 PM 2137 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plan was to make a bowl to enter into WoodCrafts annual show. But as you can see I will not enter this one. The parts can be saved for a future project. But now I need to start making a newer and better design. It had some issues anyhow with the centering of layers.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#1 posted 10-09-2012 02:08 PM

I might add that the bowl was complete down to the final rub, and as I was removing the turning block from the base, the pressure that I exerted was too much for it to handle.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#2 posted 10-09-2012 02:10 PM

This is so sad – what a lovely bowl :(

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 02:16 PM

If it were mine, I would just glue it in and somehow “finish” it to hide the crack and keep it for myself….....but I am still a green-horn as far as woodworking goes.

By the way…...................that cup of coffee looks GREAT!!!!

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

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 02:31 PM

i see the problem, you never drank enough of that coffee.
just have to pick up and start again. chances are the next one will be an improvement.
best regards

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#5 posted 10-09-2012 03:23 PM

what a shame . how about trying to put it back together with some super glue?

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#6 posted 10-09-2012 03:44 PM

The enjoyment of making the piece cannot be replaced, and I absolutly despise doing the same thing twice. So I am currently making plans for a bowl with circular Navajo patterns to insert into the segments of a feature ring before glueing them up. I think it will be spectaculr. A little influence from Malcolm Tibbetts “The art of Segmented Wood Turning”

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#7 posted 10-09-2012 05:03 PM

I would be gluing with Jay.

Nice looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 10-09-2012 05:08 PM

oops..that’s a bummer..looks like a nice bowl.

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#9 posted 10-09-2012 05:27 PM

Oh sh00t. Well, you can always repurpose it as a lamp shade.

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

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#10 posted 10-09-2012 06:16 PM

That is too bad Dave, but this is where ingenuity kicks in and you will find a way to “mend ” it and make it a beautiful piece. It may need an intermediate ring of walnut on the outside of the center piece and then have the outer piece bored to fit the ring and carefully turn it to finish it close to your original design.


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

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#11 posted 10-09-2012 07:33 PM

Sorry about your bowl breaking, but hopefully you can glue it back together or otherwise repurpose the project. As an aside, your experience would make a good addition to the forum topic ( entitled “Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory”.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#12 posted 10-09-2012 08:01 PM


That would probably crush me. I like your move on and do it better attitude. I’d like to think I’d get over the pain and try again. You will do very well in the contest. Those guys are heavy duty but so are you.


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#13 posted 10-09-2012 09:04 PM

hi that was a bit of a bummer not very nice when you put so much time into something and one moment s lack of concentration and boom the arse falls out of the hole thing i know how you fell the same thing happened to me a few times not very nice put it to the one side and lave it for a while and you will think of some way of making it a beautiful bowl again keep on turning


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#14 posted 10-09-2012 09:08 PM

Bummer and that was a nice looking piece.

We call those funnels around here.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#15 posted 10-10-2012 04:51 AM

Story of my life… I hate putting a project together, spending 10 to 110 hours on something that is coming together so nicely and then you F@#$ up^ on it and every thing goes to hell. I try to take it this way—Everything happens for a reason and I learn from my mistakes. It looks like you are a fine craftsman and I know your next one will be twice as good. Don’t let it eat you up.

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