Broken heart

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Project by Alin Dobra posted 363 days ago 1119 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hemlock turned on a Vega 2600 lathe. It is 20” diameter and 3/32” thin.

Enjoy. Alin

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#1 posted 363 days ago

She’s a beauty! It would break my heart, too, to have the heart of the bowl break!


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#2 posted 363 days ago

Love it. So it was turned flat then took on that shape while drying? Did you hang it or anything to encourage that shape?

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#3 posted 363 days ago

Rick M., these pieces always bend in an interesting way. Constraining it asks for trouble.

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#4 posted 363 days ago

Wow, I would really like to see how you make a bowl like that

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 363 days ago

Great work!

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#6 posted 362 days ago

When the project’s page came up on my computer screen I was drawn directly to your project! I’s certainly is a beautiful work of craftsmanship and what an eye catcher! If it were a turner and it was me making this elegant piece I would of been a nervous wreck!
Excellent work! Love the title!

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#7 posted 362 days ago

Very nice bowl…. and I think the crack does nothing to detract from the piece. Wood is like that… and as Leonard Cohen says in one of his songs…. “There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 362 days ago

Magnificent piece, Alin. Nature at its finest!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 362 days ago

This piece is absolutely beautiful, Alin.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 362 days ago

Very nice piece!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 362 days ago

Wow Alin, this is a stunningly beautiful piece of work here!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 362 days ago

Way cool

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#13 posted 362 days ago

Very impressive piece of work!

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#14 posted 362 days ago

very nice work

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#15 posted 362 days ago

Excellent example of fine turning Alin.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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