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Forum topic by Karda posted 07-06-2017 12:16 AM 727 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2017 12:16 AM

Jerry sent me some rough turned mesquite bowl blanks finaly got them done, thanks Jerry

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#1 posted 07-06-2017 12:27 AM

Those look nice.

-- mrg

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 02:40 PM

Mike, your effort was a good effort for a beginner with a lot of questions. The bowls have a lot more color than the ones I do even though they are the same wood.

My biggest disappointment is the last bowl. My intention was to make it with a pedestal. All that does is show how 2 minds have a very different approach to projects. Thanks for posting…........ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#3 posted 07-06-2017 03:05 PM

Good looking bowls. I’ve never turned mesquite, I thought they were walnut until I read your text. So beware if you ever post a “what kind of wood is this” thread. :)

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 07-06-2017 03:18 PM

Jerry these bowls are beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 07-06-2017 03:34 PM

Charles, I only supplied rough turnings to Mike. He completed and finished them. What finish he used made the wood look great.

Any one noticed the dowels? ........ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#6 posted 07-06-2017 04:33 PM

Good job Karda.

Jerry I had to look hard for the dowels, but I see them now.

-- Rick M,

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#7 posted 07-06-2017 04:56 PM

Very nice.

But some constructive criticism: it does appear the pieces would benefit from more sanding, especially by hand, with the grain, with the lathe off. I do that between each grit especially for the bottom of the bowls. It helps to eliminate visible circles near the bottom.

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#8 posted 07-06-2017 05:27 PM

Hi, thanks, I tried, but the pictures make them look to good, the insides are not more than rough turned, I don’t know but its like I am afraid to take off wood. The wood was a joy to work with and it turn beautifully. I have to learn to be more aggressive and more patient. Sorry about the pedistal Jerry nobody ever accused me of being creative. Thanks for the blanks Jerry I appreciate it.

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#9 posted 07-06-2017 06:42 PM

That was nice of you Jerry, good on you.

Definitely more sanding and gauge the bottoms so the bottom isn’t too thick for maximum depth. Practice is good, keep on going, you’re off to a wonderful start. You can find blanks everywhere for free so keep an eye out.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#10 posted 07-06-2017 10:53 PM

thanks for you criticism, i bought a caliper set and just noticed it has a depth gauge with it now all I have to do is remember to use it. Ill pay more attention to sanding, some of the rough spat are the end grain.

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#11 posted 07-07-2017 05:37 PM

Those tool mark rings at the bottom of a bowl (and at the transition from the sides to the bottom) can be rather pesky and a real pain to eliminate. I am by no means an expert and have only been doing this off and on for a few years so it still causes me considerable aggravation at times. All the advice in the world is great but more than anything, it takes application of said advice through lots and lots of practice.

I got my new lathe 2 weeks ago and I had it all worked out in my head how I was now big league and was going to make all sorts of amazing things. Yeah, not so much. Still need LOTS of practice to get back to then surpass where I was a few years ago.

-- Fear is a Liar

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#12 posted 07-07-2017 06:10 PM

thanks, I know I need practice, I am looking for some wood to practice on.

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