First attempt at turning

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Project by ybotyawnoc posted 597 days ago 1012 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a one day turning taster class today, and this is what I made :)
There were a few hiccups along the way (to be expected I guess, as a total beginner), and it’s harder than it looks! Fun though.

The bowl is 160mm diameter, solid cherry, finished with cellulose sanding sealer and briwax.

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#1 posted 597 days ago

Hard to believe it was your first ,great looking bowl.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 597 days ago

You’re too kind! Thank you sir.

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#3 posted 597 days ago

Haven’t started to use my lathe, but many fols become addicted? Nice piece!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 597 days ago

Excellent first bowl ! The 4th pix shows what looks like a forstner bit hole. Is that how the piece was initially chucked on the lathe ? If so, not a bad idea. Hadn’t thought of doing that.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 597 days ago

Looks great, nice shiny finish, might have to get some briwax. Good early project, looking forward to seeing the next.

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#6 posted 597 days ago

pretty good first..welcome to the deep dark black hole of woodturning!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#7 posted 597 days ago

Very good piece for your first turning! Good job of sanding, I can see no sanding rings so you passed the first test! Nice shape and great show of wood grains. Welcome to the “turning club”

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 597 days ago

Wow great bowl!

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#9 posted 597 days ago

Fantastic job! Well done. :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#10 posted 597 days ago

looks great

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#11 posted 597 days ago

Sweet….and I cant even turn my lathe on…lol Very nice work

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 597 days ago

Great 1st bowl Toby Conway. Now you’re hooked.

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

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#13 posted 597 days ago

Great first bowl, cherry is wonderful wood for a bowl.

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#14 posted 597 days ago

Very nice! Great job

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