First posted bowl....just got a mini lathe in the garage!

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Project by NaptownWood posted 09-27-2013 04:31 AM 1280 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turning is super fun.

It’s very easy to turn wood, and it’s very hard to turn wood well.

A big salute to those that can do both…....

Also, I’m going to re-paint all these cabinet doors…..

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 05:33 AM

It looks like you did well.
The improvement that will with practice is better technique and speed. You never stop learning.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 08:27 AM

Very nice, you should have seen my first one.
Is true, you learn something new with every piece, and don’t be afraid to try new things.
Well done,


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 05:53 PM

Great job, thats a nice container. What kind of wood is that?

Great comment about turning wood being easy, but turning wood WELL being hard as hell! I agree!

I have a piece of mulberry on the lathe right now waiting for me to come home to it.

Here is my first bowl
which is more of a cup actually – it was a trial run using a pine board from HD laminated together to get a thickness I could turn.

Your first blows my first outta the water! NICE BOWL man!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 09:37 PM

Looks great for a first bowl.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 09:38 PM

Nice Bowl!

Don’t paint and turn in the same room!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 11:16 PM

I have no idea what kind of wood it is, it came with the house…

it is very light in color, and extremely light weight, seems to have a tight grain. you tell me!

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#7 posted 09-28-2013 08:39 PM

Nice looks better then my first bowl.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#8 posted 09-30-2013 03:42 PM

Lovely bowl! Like the shape and the wood has pretty grain patterns. Great turning piece!

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