First bowl

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Project by davidmackv posted 02-20-2014 03:45 AM 774 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first attempt at a bowl. It is a small bowl. I don’t have a bowl gouge, so I used a spindle gouge, skew and round nose scraper.

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 03:50 AM

Nice one really good piece..

-- Tommy,

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 03:56 AM

Nice shape.

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 04:18 AM

Very cool….I’m new to he club too…welcome to the bowlers club…. :)

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 08:40 AM

Fine looking bowl. Are you hooked?

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 12:25 PM

Very nicely turned and finished first time bowl…looking forward to seeing more.

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

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 12:47 PM

I would like to turn more in the future. I just don’t have the right tools right now. I just did this one to see if I could and it was very difficult without the proper tools and experience.

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#7 posted 02-20-2014 04:43 PM

you can make your spindle gouge work much like a bowl gouge by sharpening it differently. by snubbing the point up, and shortening the bevel. it works pretty well on smaller pieces like this. probably not for a 12” huge bowl. I have only used spindle gouges and can get by, but like you said, more tools are on the wish list.

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#8 posted 02-26-2014 04:31 PM

It came out really beautiful. Like the shape and finish. Impressive 1st turning.

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#9 posted 02-28-2014 10:07 PM

Well Murch, I guess I am hooked. I have made 6 more bowls since this one. I will post them soon, so you can check them out.

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