My first turned bowl

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Project by Bard posted 12-07-2012 08:29 PM 1014 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to buy a lathe for years, and finally broke down and bought one. Here’s my first turning project. It’s pretty basic, but it was a lot of fun. I’ll be turning a lot going forward.

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 08:33 PM

OK, I’m jealous! I am still wishing for a lathe! And GOOD JOB!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 08:47 PM

nice, alot better than my first bowl

-- Joel

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 09:06 PM

congratulations, very nicely done. But be ware turning is very addictive, and from now on when you see a log you will tell yourself “I can turn that!!!!!!!!!

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 09:21 PM

Nice. I too would like to give it a go but know nothing about it. I may have too many addictions already…......

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 09:52 PM

Pretty nice for your first bowl! It’s a great pass-time.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#6 posted 12-08-2012 01:54 AM

I love it. Wish I had a lathe so much!

-- Jay -

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#7 posted 12-08-2012 02:11 AM

What resources did you use before you started turning it? I’ve got a lathe and now have a chuck so I want to do bowls. I’m not sure what is the best speed for turning bowls. Is it best to have end grain out (or up as you look into the bowl from above)? I have a lot of questions that I believe to be pretty basic, but I still don’t know them. Any help in getting over the learning curve would be greatly appreciated.


-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#8 posted 12-08-2012 07:05 AM

JarodMorris, go to the Woodturners Catalog website,, and they have a page for basic turning guidelines that you can follow, such as turning speed for different size bowl blanks, what type of tool for what kind of cut, and so forth.

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#9 posted 12-08-2012 07:20 AM

thats a good looking first bowl

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#10 posted 12-08-2012 10:26 AM

Welcome to the addictive madness that is wood-turning. You will never pass a log pile again.
Great bowl.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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