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Been trying to build a Thunderbird bowl for a while- and saw on line a guide on how to do one – ala Jim Rogers . This bowl is approx. 10 in. in dia by 7 inches high. Made of Tiger Maple, So. Amer. Rosewood, and Cherry. Hope you like it. Oh it was purchased by a friend whose Son and Daughter in law have a fishing/hunting lodge on Lake Superior. Should make a nice conversation piece in the lodge.

-- John, Brentwood, CA





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bobasaurus

1235 posts in 1818 days


#1 posted 355 days ago

Excellent segmented turning. That’s a seriously large bowl to keep steady while turning, and the result turned out great. I’ve never tried to do any segmented pieces… keeping everything aligned seems so daunting.

-- Allen, Colorado

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deon

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#2 posted 355 days ago

Well done, it looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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MShort

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#3 posted 355 days ago

Awesome Bowl.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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BobWemm

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#4 posted 355 days ago

That is very beautiful

-- 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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michelletwo

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#5 posted 355 days ago

stellar!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 355 days ago

That is a very nice segmented bowl…I would have liked to see some pics of the building of it.
Excellent job

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Randy_ATX

673 posts in 1076 days


#7 posted 354 days ago

Beautiful! I too would like to see some “before” photos or at least a link to the online guide you found.
Thanks

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 354 days ago

Very attractive piece!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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stefang

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#9 posted 354 days ago

That is one mighty fine bowl, both in looks and craftsmanship. The wood colors are also fantastic as is the design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MarkTheFiddler

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#10 posted 354 days ago

Oh man – I have got to have one like that! Beautiful!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 352 days ago

Wonderful bow! Gorgeous wood comb, the patterns and segments look amazing and the finish as well. Excellent job!

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majuvla

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#12 posted 350 days ago

Outstanding bowl, beautiful woods and patterns

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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prospector45

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#13 posted 348 days ago

Segmented woodturners are just outrageous. They glue up hundreds of pieces, then rings, then mount on a fast turning lathe. What guts you have. Your planning and determination a most evident in this fine turning. This turning is a visible description of patience.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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