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This is my first wood turned bowl, and i am very happy with it. I turned it green, and then i final turned it about 4 months after. The finish is mineral oil with paste finishing wax. More info here
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#1 posted 01-25-2013 01:43 PM
Very nice job! Keep it up.
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#2 posted 01-25-2013 04:49 PM
You should be happy with it great job.
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#3 posted 01-25-2013 09:21 PM
You should make sure you date this piece & keep it so that you can go back some years on & measure your progress.Nice first well donePete
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#4 posted 01-25-2013 09:34 PM
A piece to be proud of. Great turning!
#5 posted 01-25-2013 11:18 PM
Thanks for all of your comments, i really appreciate them!
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#6 posted 01-26-2013 12:53 AM
I checked out your blog … another way to dry bowl blanks is to soak them in denatured alcohol. A buddy of mine keeps a 5-gallon bucket (with a lid on it) with a couple of gallons of DA. When gets a wet blank or rough-turned bowl, he lets it sit on the alcohol overnight then lets it dry for a day or two before hi finish turns it.
He buys the DNA at an auto-paint supply shop … costs less than the stuff you get at the box stores.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"
#7 posted 01-26-2013 02:08 AM
Thanks for the tip! i will make sure to try it sometime.
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