Jacaranda Wing-ed Bowl #5: Crack, fixed; Foot, fixed; Outside, finished.

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 11-02-2015 11:10 AM 1651 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve opted to go the route of few words in this entry. The description is in the photos.
If the words are too small, Ctrl +,+,+ should enlarge it.

And, just for laughs, this is me, trying to make Butterflies. I’ll use this for something in the future. (I throw nothing away.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 11-02-2015 12:05 PM

Lookin Good!

I never thought about making butterflies on the lathe.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-02-2015 05:55 PM


You sleep? LOL! Good luck Mark!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 11-02-2015 06:03 PM

I’ve tried it before, Lew. It didn’t work well. I got the idea from someone who made wooden angels as tree ornaments. This is how: Turn the shape in the round; run the cylindrical Thing across the bandsaw, making a flat object by cutting a slab out of the center. In this case (my “butterflies”), my plan was to just cut them in half, so I could have two for the price of one. I’m not gonna do that with this, ‘cuz I’m really no good at cutting the spaces for them. Besides which, they’re not big enough to go deep enough into the wood. And to make them thick enough, they’d have been too big for the purpose.
So many words. I need a nap.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 03:45 AM

Mark I’ve been reading the blogs. I keep checking to see if you made the inside of the bowl any larger or if you are finished. Do you have a picture of it sitting on a table?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 11-15-2015 07:02 AM

John, it’s in a box, thinking about what it wants to do when it grows up.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 01-21-2016 11:09 AM

Caught up! Butterflies on the lathe…very interesting. All your hard work paid off, Mark.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 01-21-2016 07:09 PM

Thanks, Candy.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 01-21-2016 09:43 PM

I sure have allot to learn from you, all your posting are super informative.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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