nest of bowls out of a plank

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hi here is a nest of bowels i made out of a plank it was 9 inches by 1 inch i put it on the lath and turned out 3 rings at around 45 degrees angel and stacked glued them keeping the great as close a match as i could and turned them keep them square and under turned them around 3/4 of a inch for a different look the wood looked so i did not want to wast any by turning it round the are 8 6/8 by 3 1/4 finished with danish owl and bees wax the wood is zebrano
all comment welcome


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 12:25 AM

Those are sweet, Branch!!!!!!!!I love that grain!!!!!!!!!!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 01:07 AM

Branch your glued up plank make for an interesting effect with such a strong grain, end result was worth the effort,
nice job :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 01:10 AM

Great work Branch, matched the grain well and got a beautiful finish. Must try that one day. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 03:01 AM

Awesome Work Branch! really nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 07:44 AM

Absolutely love these. Beautiful work with beautiful wood. I have a standing order for some Zebrano and your bowls reinforce why I want it.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#6 posted 03-12-2013 08:01 AM

Those are great, love the wood never heard of that. A+

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

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#7 posted 03-12-2013 08:44 AM

very nice

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#8 posted 03-12-2013 10:43 AM

Branch that is some awsome wood , and great bowl turning looks like a work of art to me. Thanks for sharing such great work.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#9 posted 03-12-2013 11:29 AM

Branch, what a great idea, I have seen lots of bowls made from planks with a Ring Master lathe, but these are quite different.
You have done a great job aligning the grain and achieved a specky result.
Thanks for showing.

-- 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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#10 posted 03-12-2013 11:29 AM

super nice bowls from a board . the zebra wood sure makes these stand out & the square edges give them a totally different look. Great bowls!

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#11 posted 03-12-2013 11:35 AM

Super nice. Now I have to try my luck on something like this.
thanks for sharing.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#12 posted 03-12-2013 01:19 PM

Very nice looking bowls, I like that layered look. I hope you did not get your knuckles hit when you were
turning and sanding these wonderful bowls, and i imagine you miss that nice helicopter sound you get when
you turn this type of winged bowl. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#13 posted 03-12-2013 01:25 PM

Very unusual. I’ve never seen any like these. Nice work, Branch.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 03-12-2013 03:14 PM


-- Joel

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#15 posted 03-12-2013 04:12 PM

Nice going Branch. I made up a steel jig for cutting rings on my mini lathe at 45 degrees. It was kind of
successful but it seemed to be hard on the motor.
What method did you use?

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

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