Emerging Bowls

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Project by TheDane posted 04-30-2015 08:40 PM 11333 views 18 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two ‘Emerging Bowls’ ... the one on the left in the first photo is Cherry, while the one on the right started out simply as a glue block made from construction grade lumber.

This is the first time I have turned and finished a glue block, but, hey … it was there, and it didn’t look too bad, so I had my way with it!

This project is based on an article by Irwin Seidman that appeared in Woodturner’s Resource several years ago ( ). My twist on Seidman’s project is the raised rim,

These bowls are 3 1/2” in diameter and 1 3/4” inches high. The finish is Danish Oil, buffed and polished with the Beall system.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 04-30-2015 10:49 PM

Crazy Man CRAZY!

You really had me going there! :)

COOL way of doing it! LOL

You did good… especially for just using an old Fir Glue Block! LOL

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 04-30-2015 11:37 PM

They are beautiful and yes that’s really good thinking.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#3 posted 05-01-2015 12:41 AM

They sure look neat Dane, good job!

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#4 posted 05-01-2015 01:13 AM

Wow, It look very nice.

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#5 posted 05-01-2015 11:26 AM

Gerry, great project!!!! Quite fascinating to look at…... thanks for adding that link, it was very interesting and helpful.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 05-01-2015 11:47 AM

very cool project! they look great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 05-01-2015 02:07 PM

You are the man on this one that is for sure!
Wonderful work!!!

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

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#8 posted 05-01-2015 02:19 PM

Very creative. Congratulations, Gerry.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 05-01-2015 02:26 PM

Very cool. thanks for the links. gonna have to try this.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#10 posted 05-01-2015 03:39 PM

Very well done.
I have always wanted to try these. Thanks for the inspiration.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 05-01-2015 07:43 PM

Very clever.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 05-01-2015 08:00 PM

I always wondered how this type of bowl is turned. You turned a fine bowl and thanks for the link with instructions.

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#13 posted 05-01-2015 08:20 PM

Well done Gerry, these are fun to make, try one with a lid :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 05-02-2015 07:19 PM

I was going to ask how you did it, then I clicked on your link! Pretty cool! I’ll have to remember this so when my new lathe comes in I can try it

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#15 posted 05-02-2015 08:22 PM

For the last time, you CAN NOT make bowls like that. Now cut it out and get back to work!

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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