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Kathy's Bowl

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Project by Rockbuster posted 414 days ago 719 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl that I promised my wife Kathy, and have been working on in between other projects. There is only three natural woods, Cherry, Curly Maple, and Bubinga., the rest of the woods, came from salvaged cabinets, and flooring display boards, and had some really hard plywood, and Formica strips, making it very hard to turn, and a lot of constant chisel sharpening. There is 375 individual pieces in all, and I used 12 segments at 15 degrees. the top ring is made from Bubinga, and has 36 segments, at 5 degrees. The bowl measures 11 1/2” in diameter, and 5” deep. It was finished with 4 coats of hand rubbed BLO, and two top coats of WOP.

C&C Welcome.

-- 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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MrFid

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#1 posted 414 days ago

Wow beautiful work! Very nicely done. Never turned formica before, but I’d keep the sharpener out for sure.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 413 days ago

Rockbuster, That is absolutely beautiful. I bet Kathy loves it. You have really got the segmenting thing happening.
Congratulations on a super job.
Thank you 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.

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 413 days ago

Wow This is one gorgeous bowl! I have never heard of formica used in a turning before, it is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 413 days ago

Wonderful looking bowl. You did a great job on that one

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 411 days ago

What a fabulous bowl! Great patterns and wood and Formica combo. The top ring really added more beauty. Excellent turning!

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 410 days ago

I’m late to this party but that don’t change how beautiful this bowl turned out. I Love your work Don! You have an eye for making wood show it’s beauty! Amazing nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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woodshaver

2733 posts in 1950 days


#7 posted 410 days ago

I just noticed that your beautiful bowl didn’t get LJ’s Daily Top 3, I think it should of got Editors Choice!
Guess I’ll just have to step up and give my personal approval for a private badge!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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