just a bowl

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Project by DAC posted 08-09-2014 12:12 AM 1515 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would make a bowl or two. as these are my first bowls they are a bit unimpressive. I have to do some studying and put on my thinking cap to come up with something stunning. so far I am thinking along the lines of different types of woods and a mixture. Shape looks like it is the most important after all a bowl is just a bowl unless it is special. well this is what I have learned so far and it looks like I have a way to go. But the journey just might be fun. one bowl not shown here is going to end up as a lamp shade because I cut the bottom out by mistake when I was trying to part it off and temporarily made it into a flying saucer as it landed on the other side of the shop. that will get posted later.
I bought a Nova 1624-44 when it was on sale for $899.95 so now I have another nice toy
I added more pictures per request

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#1 posted 08-09-2014 12:36 AM

Unimpressive? I’m impressed. It’s beautiful.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 12:43 AM

Good Work on the Nova 1624-44 from what I see.
Good composition and finish by the looks.
Another 5 pictures would be nice…hint hint !!

I will await the bowl launch info.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 12:46 AM

Don’t sell yourself short DAC, this bowl turned out very, very nice!

-- John, South Dakota

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#4 posted 08-09-2014 04:08 PM

thank you all for the nice words. I have been turning only for 2 months so I know I don’t have the skill of the masters but I hope I have the skill to learn. this bowl was an accident. at the time I did not have a set of calipers. I do now. I carved the bottom to thin and when parting the bowl flew south. I added the Wenge bottom and re-turned the bowl to get the new bottom round and to cut the inside of the bowl so it appeared to be done on purpose. as it turned out nice I think I will do another with the bottom already attached from the start. mistakes happen for a reason. sometimes for the good.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 08:55 PM

Very nicely done.

As you are finding out turning is really addicting. Especially when you finally cross the over to the point when you start spotting FOG wood (Found on Ground) all around that other folks never notice.

Or your heart rate bumps up a notch when you hear a chainsaw somewhere in the neighborhood. Always have to feed the addiction.

And don’t feel bad about your “lampshade”. Every real turner sooner or later makes a funnel.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#6 posted 08-12-2014 03:55 AM

Nice work.

-- Rick M,

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