First Lathe Project - Bowl

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Project by Critterman posted 10-27-2009 01:47 AM 2048 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, your first bowl is like your first child…maybe the ugliest kid in the nursery, but its yours and you love it. LOL Made of Popular and result of a lathe class I took at the local Woodcraft Store. Good class for a guy like me who’s never used a lathe before. I learned good basics on tool use and technique, but what I really learned was…..”I never want to sand another lathe project off the lathe again!” Way too much work there. Anyway, out here because its my baby and hopefully later when I get some other projects caught up I can try some more…it was great fun.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#1 posted 10-27-2009 01:53 AM

Very Nice!

Just came back from Woodcraft with a new lathe myself! If I could turn out something half as good as your piece, I’ll be delighted!

-- --Thiel

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#2 posted 10-27-2009 02:26 AM

Great looking bowl! Hang on to it and watch the progression! My first resembles something other than a bowl. All I can say is it is round!

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#3 posted 10-27-2009 03:53 AM

Your first born turned out looking good! My first bowl was so ugly, my dog wouldn’t drink water from it!
Cool project.

-- John @

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 10-27-2009 04:52 AM

Hey Jim,,,,,,Way to go! I can all ready tell your hooked,,,,on turning. Awesome first bowl!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 10-27-2009 05:28 AM

Fantastic first bowl. The first is ALWAYS the BEST!!!!

Keep it and watch how your skills improve with practice. Great job and keep more comeing.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 10-27-2009 01:54 PM

another one fall into the vortex…...... there will be no looking back now…..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 10-27-2009 03:24 PM

Nice job Jim, especially as a first. Watch out or soon the bowls will be turning you! Welcome to the world of spin.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 10-27-2009 04:58 PM

Good job Jim very nice bowl


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#9 posted 10-27-2009 05:16 PM

I really like the bead detail on the bottom. It definitely gives me some ideas. Thanks for sharing.

-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.

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