My first walnut bowl.

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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 12-23-2012 12:51 AM 1254 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2012 12:51 AM

This is five boards glued up. I glued a couple small boards on so I could attach it to my lathe but the screws I used were too long and I brain farted and now there are holes in the bowl.
I figured it was a job for some epoxy and steel filings.

It’s for an old friend who want’s to give it to her sister, also an old friend. So I hope she likes it. I’m only charging her for the wood that I have in it. I need some practice on these bowls. This one broke off the glue mounting midway through the hollowing process and I had to reglue it which means re-turning it. It took most of the day, and three days prior just in gluing up.

In other words, a lot of work goes into one of these.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 03:14 AM

It is a lot easier, and often cheaper, to use a chunk of wood instead of a glue up. But we can’t always find that big chunk! Overall a nice bit of work. A lot of learning going on I bet! I ‘once’ did the same mistakes with the screws.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 03:23 AM

very nice color. to fill the holes try 5 second glue and coffee grounds. the grounds will san out and look like knots.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 11:56 PM

That’s a good looking first bowl. I like the color and figure in the wood. They should get easier and better looking as you do more.

It might help to get a power sanding attachment with some 80 grit paper. This would help to reduce the tear out. It sure cuts down on the sanding time.

-- Steve

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 11:58 PM

The first of many to come.

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 12:16 AM

Next bowl, a blog is in order.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#6 posted 12-24-2012 01:14 PM

A really nice Walnut bowl.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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