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Project by TedM posted 05-02-2008 01:22 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a chance to make a small cherry bowl yesterday. It’s 5” round at the top, 3.5” at the base and 2” tall. It is finished with the Tried & True Original Wood Finish from Lee Valley.

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jjohn

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#1 posted 05-02-2008 01:42 PM

Looks great. Hope to get some use out of my laithe soon. Been working on redoing the shop, and got side tracked on a cabinet for my wife. How do you keep the side of the bowl from blowing out when it gets thin like that ?

-- JJohn

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#2 posted 05-02-2008 02:20 PM

Nice job turning out the bowl.

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#3 posted 05-02-2008 02:29 PM

Ted,

This bowl “turned” out just great. Cherry is my favorite wood and you have done well with it on this project.

Thanks for the post.

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TedM

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#4 posted 05-02-2008 02:39 PM

jjohn, I just started turning less than a year ago so I am certainly no expert but what I have found is that it’s the amount of force that you apply. A sharp tool makes a big difference since it requires less for force. And I’m not without my blowouts! Here's one that caught me by surprise.

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#5 posted 05-02-2008 04:46 PM

Beautiful, I love cherry. Thanks for the tip concerning the broken bowl I just purchased a new face shield last week.

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TedM

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#6 posted 05-02-2008 04:54 PM

Thanks, everyone, for commenting. It really is appreciated. :)

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#7 posted 05-02-2008 10:48 PM

Really nice. Is it food safe?

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TedM

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#8 posted 05-02-2008 11:57 PM

Yes, the Tried and True finish is food-safe. From the Lee Valley website:

“Developed largely from polymerized linseed oil with other natural-product additives, the finishes strictly adhere to the standards established by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and qualify as non-toxic and safe for food-contact surfaces in both their uncured and cured (wet and dry) states. “

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#9 posted 05-03-2008 04:25 PM

nice looking bowl. i really like the grain of that cherry.

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#10 posted 05-03-2008 04:30 PM

Great looking bowl. Ted nice safety lesson. from your bowl. Glad everything worked out fine for you.

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#11 posted 07-09-2008 11:46 AM

Great looking bowl!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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