Bowls Various 1

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Project by branch posted 10-31-2009 01:47 AM 1359 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a selection of bowls that I turned on record lathe. I have built up the collection over the past few months. Most of the bowls are made from Spalter Beech from a local saw mill. I get most of my inspiration from what I see in nature. I believe that wood is a living material you have to find its best features and work with them. I hope you like them

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 05:25 AM

Another nice collection of turnings. I like the look of the spalted Beech.

-- John @

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 05:29 AM

Very nice…I’ve been doing some spalting on my blanks too….interesting process and nice when it works….those bowls have really nice figure in them….and you did a nice job interpreting the shapes to go with it….

I Haven’t had a chance to try beech yet….but will definitely add it to my list…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 10-31-2009 06:28 AM

Nice set of bowls. Great designs and veriety. Very fine work.

Keep it up.


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

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#4 posted 10-31-2009 05:13 PM

We liked them so much.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 10-31-2009 05:39 PM

You are soooo rigth about waching nature to get ideas welcome to the club

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#6 posted 10-31-2009 06:41 PM

A great looking bowl well done

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 12:23 AM

hi beech is not a easy to work with it has too different density off timber one hard one soft the hard side heavier makes the chisel jump a lot makes it very hard to get a nice smooth finish

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#8 posted 11-02-2009 12:32 AM

very nice bowls, i love the shape and form, how big are they and what kind of a finish do you use? keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 11-02-2009 01:30 AM

hi roper the are 11 inch up to 15 inch and 6 inch up to 8 inch deep sand and seal friction polish

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 07-25-2015 07:19 AM

I like them. I like them a lot. The simplicity of them all shows a tender love for the wood. I know that’s where you were going with it, Hugo. Very pretty.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 07-25-2015 08:19 PM

thanks mark
yes the timber will let you know what it wants to be if you let it
simple is sometimes the best it lets the beauty of the wood shine out


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