Mistake Bowl

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Project by unknownwoodworker posted 12-15-2008 06:10 PM 2133 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once upon a time in a shop far, far away – - – OH *&^%$ ! Yes we all do it, but my house was already too warm.

The first time I tried to use a lathe turning chuck. I mounted it on the outside instead of the inside. My small Pauduk bowl was almost done as it flew across the shop. So being a woodworker I had glue to to put Wenge on the top and bottom. This saved mistake is 6” x 4”.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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#1 posted 12-15-2008 06:47 PM

Nice Save!

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

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#2 posted 12-15-2008 06:50 PM

Good going bag boy. There is hope for you after all … LOL

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 07:59 PM

Very cool. And funny too.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 08:01 PM

Like they say….There’s no such thing as mistakes, just opportunities to be more creative.
Looks like you did very well…...............................yoda

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#5 posted 12-15-2008 08:17 PM

That is a very nice bowl. I don’t see a flaw.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 09:40 PM

That is a stand-alone beautiful turning. Don’t tell anyone about the mistake. No one will ever know.

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#7 posted 12-16-2008 12:11 AM

great use of an opportunity.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 12-16-2008 04:25 AM

SAAAVE!!!!!!!!!! Norm…you cant make mistakes!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 08-05-2015 04:02 AM

I would love to be that good at “mistakes”.


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 08-05-2015 10:43 PM

Yep. If ONLY all my mistakes came out that good … I’d be set :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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