First Bowl

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Project by JADobson posted 11-12-2013 12:58 AM 1094 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first turned bowl, or bowl of any sort. It is turned from a few planks of walnut glued together. I learnt a few things a long the way and realized how much there is about turning that I still have to learn. I’m sure I’ll have a few new questions in the forums in the coming days. Thanks for looking, and comments or critiques are welcome.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 03:34 AM

Nicely nicely. Nothing makes me appreciate a simple bowl quite so much as having gotten a lathe ;)

What’s the finish?

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 05:40 AM

Cool for your first turning. I’m still finding pieces from my first one.

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

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 01:47 PM

turning is something that is really fun and very are on the right track.enjoy.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 09:11 PM

It only gets better and even after 30+ years I still find a challenge in turning.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 09:16 PM

Chances are your tool is not sharp and your technique will get better with some instruction and practice. Hang on to your first one so you can look back to when you started. That is a challenging shape. A somewhat shallower bowl with a more flowing shape is easier to turn. Some folks think straight sides are not as attractive as a fair curve, but it is what you like (or your wife) that counts.

-- MPax, Atlanta

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 02:31 PM

It looks good, like the beautiful walnut and shape. You’re off to a good start.

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