Straight edge round winged bowl

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Project by Thermaloy_Jnr posted 04-29-2014 02:35 AM 1427 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing a similar project turned at my woodturning club I tried to remember everything I saw.
Trial & error and the wood biting me a few times, I finally got it to behave and this is the result.

It was a slow and patient turn with several trips into te garden to swear and calm down. Glad I saw it through though.

It confuses non wood turners how you get 2 straight edges and 2 rounded on one project. I just smile, nice to keep some secrets in the guild!

Turned from maple and finished with cellulose sealer and carnuba.

-- Thermaloy_Jnr

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#1 posted 04-29-2014 02:38 AM

Beautiful turning. I’m particularly impressed with the thinness of the top rim. That takes skill, great work.

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#2 posted 04-29-2014 09:28 AM

Thanks Oldtool.
There were more than several moments when I thought I’d gone too far but ended up with 1.5mm on the wings. Never have I stopped to check so many times!

-- Thermaloy_Jnr

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#3 posted 04-29-2014 04:32 PM

Nice job.
I have made similar turnings with the wings long enough to support the center bowl off the table and also some “square” turnings with 4 legs. I find that most people just assume you cut the sides off a round turning to make a rectangular or square design and they don’t understand the difficulty of what you did. So maybe we should just do it “their” way. It would be easier on the fingers….LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 04-29-2014 04:56 PM

Very attractive turning—nicely done.

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#5 posted 04-30-2014 06:34 PM

I love the natural no blood finish you gave this piece!!! It is fun to turn this style but I think its the death factor that makes me do it.
How tall is your bowl?

Thanks for showing!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#6 posted 04-30-2014 08:47 PM

Hi Thewoodman2000, fortunately no blood but caught my knuckles a couple of times from not keeping a proper eye on the ghost image on the wings as I was undercutting.
The bowl is just over 2” and the wingspan is 6”.

Glad you liked it.

-- Thermaloy_Jnr

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