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Project by BalloonGuy posted 319 days ago 617 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most recent bowl, this time about 6” diameter, 3” deep from ambrosia maple. Sanded to 600 grit, wiped with Danish Oil, then buffed and waxed on the Beall buffers. Wall thickness is about 3/16” on this one. Reverse chucked on that 1/8” recess. Might have been pushing it a little, but I love the strength of maple and it worked well.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 319 days ago

TRUELY OUTSTANDING! Magnificant finish. Will a MIDI lathe work stock for bowls of this size?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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BalloonGuy

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#2 posted 319 days ago

Russell, I’d think it would be just fine. The first couple of bowls I was taught to turn were done on a Jet 1220 (I think) midi lathe. I’d almost prefer that size to my huge lathe at this stage. I’m not ready to turn 36” spindles, though I do have a 10” bowl blank mounted up now.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 319 days ago

Thanks Tom. I’ve done one 7” Chestnut bowl some years ago with my ShopSmith and faceplate with screws. It cracked the next day, but it’s still in use to this day.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 319 days ago

Beautiful looking bowl and nice choice of wood. Good work Tom.

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

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BalloonGuy

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#5 posted 319 days ago

Russell, I have a little bowl, less than 4” across and about 2.5” deep on my desk as a reminder. I didn’t leave enough wood at the foot and split it out after a really bad catch (maybe the third or fourth on that same bowl). I learned several lessons: leave enough wood at the foot to resist the expansion. Keep the gouges sharp. Pay attention to where you’re pointing them. And quit for the day if you’re getting tired or frustrated. Thankfully, it was cheap wood, but it could have been so much more.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#6 posted 318 days ago

Good job I love turning ambrosia maple

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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#7 posted 316 days ago

Pretty bowl! Like the shape, the wood and finish look amazing. Great job!

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