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Project by JL7 posted 02-10-2014 11:17 PM 1423 views 2 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing fancy here, just 3 little bowls…..first time trying the bowl turning thing….and got lots of help from fellow LJ’s….thanks folks.

Nothing impressive, but lot’s of fun learning the process. I really should have started with some green wood, but instead these are really dry…..Redheart, Olivewood and Purpleheart. No soft wood here!!

The Redheart bowl has a coat of Tung Oil on it, but then I turned the other two and decided to only use the Beall wood buff, so all three are finished that way in the end…

I have a new found respect for all the bowl turners out there….....there is a bunch to know!

Thanks for looking…...

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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LesB

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 11:25 PM

Nice start. Now you are headed in a new direction from all your cutting boards. There are so many things to do on a lathe.
FYI the Purpleheart will gradually turn brown. The only way I know to slow that down is to seal it with varathane or salad bowl finish.
If you are going to work with “wet” wood be sure to research how to dry it quickly in a microwave. There is lots of information on the internet about this.

-- Les B, Oregon

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JL7

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 11:31 PM

Thanks Les….good info. I’m familiar with the Purpleheart thing and it will be as nature intended it! Appreciate the tips!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 11:45 PM

They look pretty fancy fro here!!!

Nice job!

All that is needed to improve these….
Cashews….
Pistachios….
Ice Cream Sundae….
I think you get the point!!!

Knowing your ability with accurate & artistic glue-ups….
I’m eagerly awaiting a few segmented works of art!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 11:48 PM

Hey Randy…..your sharpening jig started this whole thing…..

It was, hey “I got a bowl gouge”.....I wonder what I can do with that??

Thanks buddy.

Now I need snacks….....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 02-10-2014 11:55 PM

Glad to help feed the new addiction!!!

& know you know!!!

I need to get me some bowl blanks….
& see if I can come up with something half as good as yours.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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kiefer

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 11:56 PM

That is pretty impressive for you first go at bowl turning ,they turned out great .
I am curious about the lathe you have and also the tools I may have to get a lathe to do some handles and such and it looks like a lot of fun .

-- Kiefer 松

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Gary

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 12:08 AM

Nice work, Jeff. Looks like you’ve learned a lot already

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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JL7

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#8 posted 02-11-2014 12:11 AM

Randy…..Get-R-Done!........ :)

Kiefer, thanks. I have a pretty basic lathe, but good quality, IMHO….it’s a Record:

I have the basic 8 piece set of Benjamin’s Best tools from PSI, plus 3 homemade carbide tools using Easy Wood Tools inserts, plus a Sorby SpindleMaster…..oh, and a PSI chuck.

Actually, the lathe was the first LJ posted project….

Click for details

I got it on trade for some wood…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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JL7

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#9 posted 02-11-2014 12:12 AM

Thanks Gary…...I thought I heard you might be turning some bowls??

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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SASmith

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#10 posted 02-11-2014 12:17 AM

You are off to a good start.
Can’t wait to see you turn one of your cutting boards into a bowl.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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JL7

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#11 posted 02-11-2014 12:20 AM

Thanks Scott….....now you got me thinking…...this may not end well! Appreciate it….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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lightcs1776

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#12 posted 02-11-2014 12:28 AM

Looks great! It should inspire more folks to try their hand at turning bowls.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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kiefer

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#13 posted 02-11-2014 12:30 AM

Thanks for the info and pics Jeff.
That looks like a lot of stuff but I am sure I can start with a little less, have to look around for some used stuff to keep the cost down .

-- Kiefer 松

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JL7

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#14 posted 02-11-2014 12:35 AM

Thanks Chris…...you should!

Kiefer, for sure you can keep the cost down if you know what you want to do…....that is my primary problem, I don’t know what I want to do so I tend to overdo things! I just like to do all sorts of things, master of none…...

Lot’s of good used stuff out there…..looking forward to seeing what you come up with…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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ShaneA

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#15 posted 02-11-2014 01:05 AM

Looks good Jeff. The turning thing can be addictive.

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