Christmas Nut Bowl

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Project by Bagtown posted 11-18-2012 11:53 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, Dad lent me his lathe for a bit.
Its been a lot of years since I turned anything and I didn’t want to use any good wood to practise on.
So I went to the bonfire pile and found a piece of spruce that wasn’t too rotted.
Had fun playing. Going to play some more before Dad needs it back.
I had a wood boss sticking out of the bottom of this to hold onto with the chuck.
I didn’t want to make a face plate so that I could turn it off, so I used a carving gouge and took it off.
Then I used a small carving gouge and textured the whole bottom.
Time consuming, but a nice little surprise when you look at the bottom.
Finish is 3 coats wiped on varathane.

Somebody will get this for Christmas, full of nuts and with a nutcracker.
Thanks for looking


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 11:56 PM

That looks awesome, nicely done.

However, are you sure that YOU will fit in that bowl?!?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 11-19-2012 12:04 AM

Nicely done Mike. That’s a great idea for some quick gifts for Christmas. Turn out some bowls and fill them with nuts…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 12:07 AM

well done mike

i see a lathe
in your future

now you need to make a mallet
to crack the nuts

or will you do that for them too

‘ALL RISE – here come de nut judge’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 12:27 AM

Thanks fellas.
David, that’s not a bad idea, turning a mallet to go with it instead of buying a nutcracker.
Make them work for their nuts.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#5 posted 11-19-2012 01:44 AM

Oh oh we got a turner in the house.
Great work Mike.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 05:07 PM

It turned out awesomely!

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 05:41 AM

Mike thats a great looking bowl ,dont look like you have lost any skills during those years,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 06:59 PM

So this is a Christmas Bowl made by some Nut?
A nice vessel to place you nuts in.
Nice one Bags.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 12:53 PM

Thanks Roger.
.... I think


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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