Yarn bowl

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Project by HTS posted 01-12-2014 04:24 AM 2555 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mom asked for a yarn bowl, so I said, Why not! First large turning. Walnut and cherry glue up.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 04:33 AM


I’ve got to get my lathe set up so I can make one of these for my wife…

Keep up the good work.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 04:37 AM

I like it! Simple, graceful and beautiful, too.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 12:52 PM

Great looking bowl. My aunt would love one of those. I know what she is getting for Christmas this year.
How did you cut the slot?

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 01:52 PM

Well done!

How did you cut the yarn groove on the side?

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 03:48 PM

i realy like it my sister in law would love something like that could you tell me rougly how big around to make it nice job good day

-- Punk in PA

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 05:31 PM

That really turned out nice. The contrasting woods add to the overall beauty. Great piece for your first large turning, it came out great.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 05:52 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback!

Punk – The layup was 8” squares and about 5” deep. The planed layered material was right at 7/8” each.

Atchison32 – The yarn groove was a drilled 3/8” hole and the loop was done with a RotoZip. That was a little tricky working on the curved surface of the bowl and trying to follow my curved tracing!

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#8 posted 01-16-2014 03:44 PM

Very pretty bowl! Attractive wood mix, great shape and finish. I’m sure she loves it. Great job!

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