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First bowl and pen turning with the family

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Project by Just_a_Turning posted 02-24-2014 03:54 AM 881 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first bowl. It is made from mulberry. It’s small and was a great learning lesson. The mulberry was a challenge as it was on it’s way out, some spalted and some going soft. I may put a finish on it before I call it completely done. The pen, leaning against it, is made of cherry.

Attached is also pictures of the pen, my second, along with pens from three of my four kids. The first, starting on the left, is mine, again, made in cherry. Then is my daughter’s pen, also made with cherry, then my 15 YO boy, once again in cherry, and finally, my 11 YO boy, made in beech. They all really enjoyed making their pens and I think it was really encouraging for each of them to know they could do it. My oldest is next in line to make a pen.

-- Beginner at turning





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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 04:08 AM

First step toward more bowls. You did a good. Glad you are enjoying your lathe. Now I need to get you some more wood.

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

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 04:08 AM

You are “Just a Turning” out some wonderful family projects and memories!!!

Welcome to LJs…
Enjoy your journey!!!

-- 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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#3 posted 02-24-2014 04:21 AM

Your making good progress there Chris.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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lightcs1776

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#4 posted 02-24-2014 04:23 AM

Matt, I didn’t make any of these. Sherry and the kids did all the work. But thanks!

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

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#5 posted 02-24-2014 04:27 AM

JustaTurning pens turned out great ,and a bowl yes you are a turner ,got to learn how one day , ‘welcome to LJs and good turning

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 02-24-2014 10:00 AM

its just the beginning-turning will suck you in,nice projects…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 02-24-2014 10:55 AM

Hi Sherry and welcome! I’ve learned more on this site than anywhere else and had some laughs along the way.

Nice way to get started. I like the two end pens the best.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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William

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#8 posted 02-24-2014 12:54 PM

You’re doing good.
If that’s your first bowl and it did not go flying, you’ve done much better than me when I first tried a bowl.
My wife still has the first bowl I turned. It was almost completely finished when it went airborne. It didn’t hurt my head when it hit it, but it put a crack in the bowl.

Welcome to Lumberjocks.
Be careful though. There are some weird ones here.
There’s this one guy named Chris…........

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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lightcs1776

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#9 posted 02-24-2014 01:01 PM

Hey now, careful, I might have to take a trip down there and talk to you in person about comments like that. Then you might get stuck with a Yankee living in your shop.

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

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William

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#10 posted 02-24-2014 01:45 PM

Ya’ll are welcome anytime to visit.
As for staying permenantly though?
We have a name for Yankees that come and stay.

But I have an extra lathe.
Maybe I can teach you to turn bowls as nice as your wife does.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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lightcs1776

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#11 posted 02-24-2014 01:59 PM

Ah, but I won’t try to change the politics or rock the boat. You would think I had been there all along. Maybe that’s why I can’t stand it up here.

It sure would be nice to get down your way one day. You never know, could happen eventually.

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

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William

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#12 posted 02-24-2014 02:13 PM

My door’s always open.
We have a pull out bed in the couch and plenty of blankets for the kids to make pallets.
Bring pillows.
We never seem to have enough pillows.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 02-24-2014 02:24 PM

Welcome Sherry, and a great start to turning. So nice to see the whole family involved. Many happy returns!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#14 posted 02-24-2014 02:28 PM

Thank you for giving me such a warm welcome! I’m grateful for your encouragement. I’m really enjoying the process of learning how to turn. Especially when I’m not the target of my airborne projects. William, this is my first bowl, and it did go flying, not once, but multiple times. Thankfully I wasn’t the target, my husband was, each and every time! I think his military service has prepared him well to be ready, at a moments notice, for unidentified flying objects. :) ~Sherry

-- Beginner at turning

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#15 posted 02-24-2014 04:08 PM

I would say you all did a GREAT job. Keep them going with you and keep making cool stuff!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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