Simple Bowl or Pot

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Project by cajunpen posted 01-15-2014 10:10 PM 710 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Glued up 3 pieces of 4×4x1 pieces of Maple then put it on the lathe – with nothing particular in mind to turn. It (the wood) apparently wanted to be a bowl or pot, not sure what you would call it. It is about 3.25” wide and 3” tall. I then put a couple of burn marks in it to kind of conceal the almost invisible glue joints. I sanded to 1000 grit, then applied some Doctors’ Woodshop Pens Plus finish on it, followed with a coat of Ren. Wax. It really has a great feel in the hand.

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

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 10:17 PM

Nice job Bill.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 11:04 PM

Looks great and would make nice candy bowl.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 11:15 PM

A good bowl that will find its place. I have bowls on my desk that hold pens and pencils, change, and candy…

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 11:39 PM

Nice, attractive turning.

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

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#5 posted 01-16-2014 12:09 AM

Looks good. Also looks ripe to try one of those crushed stone inlays around those grooves.

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#6 posted 01-16-2014 12:39 AM

Good work. I have a few of these too. Don’t know what to call them but I have them. Nice turning.

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

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#7 posted 01-16-2014 01:52 AM

Thanks for all of the kind comments.
@NaptownWood – I actually thought about using some Turquoise Inlace, but changed my mind, but still might re-mount it and do it anyway.

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

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#8 posted 01-16-2014 09:26 AM

It may be simple but it looks great to me Bill…nice turning.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 01-16-2014 04:29 PM

That looks great. Love the wood. Great job buddy

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#10 posted 01-17-2014 12:50 AM

That’s a beauty.

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