Different style bowl

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Project by ldl posted 03-13-2013 10:50 AM 1834 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When My son and I cut this section of a pecan tree he asked me if I wanted to flush trim the limb section. I told him no but had nothing in mind then. I cut the section in half about a couple of weeks ago and turned the other half. It is now drying in a paper bag but it turned out smaller than this. I turned the nub off and it is more like a platter.

I placed the center where the longest corners intersect on the flat side and mounted a 6” faceplate. I turned the back till I had a flat surface sufficient to place the faceplate on back even though it was off center. I then proceeded to flatten the front. When I got it flat I sat back and looked at it for a while trying to determine what I was going to do. I decided I wanted a bowl in the center but where the center was positioned it would be rather small. I then removed it from the lathe and repositioned the center where it was between a line parallel with the straight side. I missed my measurement by a little but it worked out fine for me. That put the wing at 10” which is just about the max radus I can turn. I turned the bowl as deep as I wanted and it still didn’t look exactly right. I thought well a rim might werk so I turned a rim. That set it off for me. I had to take my ROS and sand the back as I couldn’t get it smooth that close to the headstock.

This is the first large bowl I have turned since I found out my problem with my tool sharpening. They werked just fine even the roughing bowl gouge which I used for most of the face wood removal. When they say sharp tools make turning easier they are right. I noticed I wasn’t putting near as much pressure on my tools to remove the wood. This was an enjoyable turning.

Is pecan wood 4”x 18”x 20”. I didn’t finish it yet as I am going to let it air dry for a while.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 11:46 AM

That’s good lookin’ Great Job!
I think it is so neat how you can make this shape on the lathe? Just neat!

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

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 11:53 AM

Nice job man!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 12:34 PM

It’s sure is a different style bowl and I like the look!

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

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 12:43 PM

Clever and well done!

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#6 posted 03-13-2013 01:40 PM

It looks like Connecticut! Very nice.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#7 posted 03-13-2013 05:56 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I’m just having fun. Screw holes on back show where I changed the center mount.

After listening to other turners talk of their cracked bowls and their fixes I’m not even worrying about the crack already in this bowl. I’ll fix it somehow or learn in the process. There’s lot’s more trees where these came from. My friend the land clearer tole me to call him whenever I need more.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#8 posted 03-13-2013 06:05 PM

Very nice , and unique bowl turning there Dewayne thanks for sharing.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#10 posted 03-13-2013 09:31 PM

hi very nice and diferent i like it


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#11 posted 03-14-2013 01:23 AM

Hi Ldl:
I am glad you are getting a real handle on your Lath tools. My wife got her scroll Saw Humming Bird on her birthday. Pictures real soon.
The bowl turn out real nice.

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#12 posted 03-14-2013 04:38 AM

That is really cool looking. Makes me think about eating breakfast in the mountains. Great Job!

-- Bob

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#13 posted 03-14-2013 02:30 PM

Thanks again for the comments guys.

Bigrock glad you were able to get the hummingbird project for your wife done. I’m sure she was pleased. Glad I could be of assistance in getting you the pattern. Looking forward to the pictures.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#14 posted 03-15-2013 02:43 PM

Like so much the asymmetrical look. Beautiful shape and finish. Like the bark inclusion too. Great turning!

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#15 posted 03-16-2013 04:17 AM

That’s what Im talking bout! A shift from the norm. Too much monotony sometimes, but this nips it in the bud!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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