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Project by MrBagel posted 04-18-2013 04:38 AM 653 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is true.. I haven’t turned a bowl since I was in Junior High School..

Also, I’ve never had access to a One Way chuck until recently. I love it! It’s really simple to use once you understand it’s function.

I was watching a bunch of YouTube videos on turning green bowls from tree chunks and now I’m really interested to try doing something along those lines.

I’m not sure what species of wood I used here. I have had a few exotic hardwood scraps kicking around my shop so I decided to make some blanks and give this project a shot. I have one more blank of the same material with maple in the center – I’m not sure what to do with that yet but I’m sure I’ll come up with something. This material is exceptionally hard and took an exorbitant amount of time to sand smooth. I think its worth it thought. I finished with Boiled Linseed Oil and then Turner’s Polish. I don’t intend to use it as a food bowl so i didn’t use food safe polish or cutting board wax. Maybe it’ll be used for keys seeing as it’s such a hard material.

Learning with a one way chuck is definitely a fun time. I’m excited to teach this skill set to my students! I think i’ll start them with spruce first and they can work their way up to some of the more expensive scraps i have in my bin.

I’d appreciate any tips, comments, or suggestions on other stuff I can make on the lathe. I’ve seen a lot of really cool projects turned on this site! I hope I can develop my skills to get better at the craft.

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green





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MrBagel

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 05:10 AM

I looked it up in my Wood bible!

This bowl is made of Bubinga.

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green

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Dakotajack

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 07:08 AM

Nice work, what kind of lathe do you have? I turn on a Delta Midi Lathe. Keep up the good work!

-- John, South Dakota

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 07:51 AM

Great work, noce color and wood… I so need to buy a lathe, I feel like I’m missing out on some real fun….

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

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woodkandy

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 02:21 PM

Very nice. Turning can quickly become an addiction – in a good way.

-- Kandy, Alberta, Canada

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MrBagel

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 02:32 PM

Thanks for the comments! I have a General MaxiLathe.

I’m really getting into different types of finishes. Lathe work is lots of fun!

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green

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