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Project by DonR posted 04-10-2013 09:19 PM 823 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got around to trying my hand at turning a bowl. I had a chunk of curly maple that had been lying around so I set it up on a block and my face plate (first time I used the faceplate too) I had done some experimental hollowing and had been shown the basic techniques, combine with some online videos of bowl turning I think I managed to figure it out. the finish is linseed oil.

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.





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Dwinkel5

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 09:32 PM

nice bowl… looks great

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Tom Godfrey

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 09:33 PM

Looks to me like it turned out great. We all have to start somewhere some day. Now you can’t stop. If you are like me you will have bowls all over the house.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tomhcww@gmail.com)

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DonR

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 09:45 PM

I have already been eying a couple more pieces of wood… need to look up more on turning green. I have a gorgeous stack of fresh cut pin oak from removing one in my back yard.

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 03:14 AM

Nice bowl DonR. The burnt in rings give it class.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 11:31 AM

Very nice!

I have a lathe sitting collecting dust. I wish I could start learning to turn. But I recently lost my workshop and have no place to set up.

-- Please recycle. Save the trees.......for woodcarvers!

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 09:08 PM

I’m with doubleDD I like the rings – very well done. Keep them coming.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 09:47 PM

Thanks. I tried burning the lip edge of the bowl with the back of my bowl gouge. It got a little color but not like the old school rings.

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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