My 2nd Bowl

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Project by AstronomyDude posted 459 days ago 1067 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got into turning. Took a class at Woodcraft and made my 1st bowl out of walnut which came out a lot nicer than I expected.

This bowl is from spalted Pecan. It was really tough to turn without tearing it out. I’m sure that I’ll get better but I really liked the detail in this piece of wood.

I’ve got a Shopsmith Mark 7 right now but I’ve already started dreaming of a larger / better lathe. I just retired and have a wood shop under construction now. Can’t wait until it is finished!

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#1 posted 459 days ago

Gorgeous grain pattern !! Ya done good : )

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#2 posted 459 days ago

awesome. you wouldnt happen to have anymore of that spalted pecan laying around would you

-- ET1 (SS) Cowan, Bremerton, WA - (I'll come up with a witty quote later)

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#3 posted 459 days ago

Wow Randy! THAT is one heck of a bowl! I am definitely jealous. Keep up the great turning, and keep me posted when you start your workbench project.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 459 days ago

Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!! Only God can make wood like that!!

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

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#5 posted 459 days ago

Wonderful bowl.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 459 days ago

Great work. Doesn’t get better than that.

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

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#7 posted 459 days ago

Wood hardener and CA glue, your best friend when it comes to limiting tearout. Great bowl, looks awesome.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#8 posted 459 days ago

Looks great!

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#9 posted 458 days ago

Beautiful piece of timber, and you did a nice job turning it. Welcome to Lj’s, sure that you will find it to your liking here. Noticed the patio chair in the right background, I have some of these that I made many years ago, did you make this one?

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#10 posted 458 days ago

Great work and wood….. Beautiful

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

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#11 posted 458 days ago

Beautiful bowl from the hands of a craftsman! Why does there always have to be someone giving credit to their religion?

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#12 posted 458 days ago

Very nice bowl and welcome to the vortex!

-- Pete

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#13 posted 458 days ago

now that’s a piece of wood!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#14 posted 458 days ago

Pretty! A reflection of some nebula far off in deep space? Nice job!

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#15 posted 458 days ago

Thanks for the many comments. I found this wood at a local saw mill that specializes in pecan. It looked like a ‘burl’ that was cut off and I turned it so the bottom of the bowl was the outside of the burl. It was full of dead bark, voids, and soft rotten wood.

The deck furniture was bought and is Eucalyptus which weathers well outside.

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