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My very first bowl

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Project by deeman posted 10-29-2012 02:49 AM 1534 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to turn a bowl for many years and have failed a few times. For the past few months I have watched videos and read all I could . Last week I turned my first. The piece of walnut came from my sons fire wood stack. I have enough to make several more. Any advice or comments good or bad are welcome.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!





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TimCoxRox

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 02:53 AM

That’s a good looking piece of walnut. Did you mill the wood down yourself?

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 10-29-2012 03:02 AM

First, nice looking bowl.

Second, it really pains me to think they’re burning walnut! :-)

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

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peteg

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 06:30 AM

Lookin at this piece I think I would turn up the heat pump & save the timber ;))
Great first shot mate
Pete

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

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Rick

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#4 posted 10-29-2012 07:08 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Posting.

Rick

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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deeman

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#5 posted 10-29-2012 10:34 AM

The tree was blown over in a storm, and my son helped cut it up. He knew I would want some of it, so he spit some of it and brought it to me. I have several pieces left and will turning more bowls.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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Roger

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#6 posted 10-29-2012 11:45 AM

Wow! A beautiful turned bowl. Super nice

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

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 10-29-2012 01:27 PM

great looking bowl.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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willoworks

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 03:39 PM

Don’t know why you would need any suggestions – that looks great!

-- Turning A Round

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jfk4032

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#9 posted 10-29-2012 05:43 PM

NIce job on your first bowl…I’m a newbie turner as well and plan to start some bowl work this Winter. What type of lathe to you have that has the round cross bars? I have a Robert Sorby lathe that isn’t made anymore that has the round bars like yours and I’d love to see how other people incorporate accessories onto round bars in lieu of the more typical flat bed with open slot…steady rests, etc…

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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Knothead62

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#10 posted 10-29-2012 07:29 PM

Very nice bowl for your first one! Check out www.woodturner.org for some outstanding items.

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WoodenFrog

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#11 posted 10-29-2012 09:01 PM

I like it, I love Walnut.
Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 10-29-2012 09:16 PM

Well worth the wait. It looks great.

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NormG

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#13 posted 10-29-2012 10:19 PM

Practice practice and more practice. Start off with less expensive woods and/or scraps and build those skill. It appears you already have a good start, nice bowl. Thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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TerryDowning

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#14 posted 10-29-2012 11:35 PM

I’d know Shopsmith way tubes anywhere.

Nicely turned for your first. The Shopsmith is a very capable lathe.

My only critique is to dare to go thinner on the walls. It takes practice is all.

Again nice turn with good proportions.

-- - Terry

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deeman

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#15 posted 10-30-2012 01:17 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. Yes it is a shopsmith.I have 2 of them one from 1985 and one from the early 70’s.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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