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Project by john925 posted 02-22-2013 06:53 PM 1683 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When you are dealt a bunch of Lemons – you make Lemon aide – which is what I named this bowl. It started as a different project – but when I screwed up the turning – I thinned the bottom of the feature ring too much – and it broke through. So at the suggestion of my wife – I sanded back the thin bottom using my drum sander, so that I would have a thicker wall, re-glued it to a couple of new rings and sort of saved a project and a lot of work. The bottom is done as a medallion on Baltic Birch, the rest is Mesquite, yellow heart, blood wood, maple, and a small amount of Ebony. First one that I used the Stomper on. Bowl is approx.. 8 inches dia by 3 ½ inches high. Yes I know the bottom is not tapered properly but that was an issue of the sharp curve of the feature ring and trying to keep the medallion bottom . Like all projects – it was a learning experience.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 07:30 PM

hi very nice it is very cooler full i like it great save

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 09:22 PM

The bowl looks wonderful and after looking at all your other postings, I must say that all your work is beautiful. I have in the past turned a few items but nothing serious. Should I ever get into wood turning I would say that your work is very inspiring. Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 09:25 PM

Very nice bowl and nice save too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 09:51 PM

Smart lady, your wife.

Dont tell ‘em you screwed it up… tell ‘em YOU PLANNED IT THAT WAY! :-)

Beautiful bowl by the way

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 10:17 PM

I love the colours, bright but very attention grabbing. Well done and a great save.
Like joein10asee said it’s NEVER a screwup, just a change to “Plan B”.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 10:24 PM

Extraordinary! Love the colors! Cool and very well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 02-22-2013 10:47 PM

What a good job great looking bowl.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 01:17 AM

Turned out beautiful

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

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 01:41 AM

A beautiful bowl. Lots of bright colors.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 02:16 AM

Amazing work John and a fantastic save.

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 02:18 AM

Super looking bowl, great colors.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 02:50 AM

Improvise – Adapt – Overcome


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#13 posted 02-23-2013 06:58 AM

Beautiful! Subconsciously you must have wanted to make this all along. I would love to make something like this. It is magnificent.

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 04:33 PM

This is one beautiful bowl. Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 02-23-2013 04:38 PM

good looking vase———-most of us have had similar experiences requiring adapting a project on the fly—frustrating at first then fun as you figure out the save. go to plan b, c, d, etc thanks for sharing

-- phil, nevada

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