Lidded Bowl

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Project by bigJohninvegas posted 05-29-2016 05:48 AM 1509 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my 1st lidded bowl I turned with Jimmy Clewes.
It is about 6 inches round,
The bowl is ash that has been scorched, and sealed with wax.
The lid is curly maple, with spirit stain dyes.
Final finish on the lid is polished and waxed with automotive finishes.

-- John

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 11:51 AM

Very eye catching. Your choice of finishes for the bowl and lid are interesting. I am curious what kind of auto finish you used on the lid.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#2 posted 05-29-2016 01:11 PM

Nice eye catching colors, nicely design and done

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 05-29-2016 02:20 PM

Interesting finish is right. It was all Jimmy Clewes. I made the bowl at one of his classes about a year ago.
And can use a refresher on how I did it.
Trying to remember all the steps. It has to be sanded to something like 1000 grit. Any scratches will really stand out.
I pretty sure this is the one I used micro mesh on too.
After the dye, I think it got spray lacquer, then the auto finishing started with turtle wax polish, and then wax.
I am going to do an all day class with Jimmy next weekend. Think its time to revisit this process.

-- John

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#4 posted 05-30-2016 02:41 AM

Turned out great John, real nice colour.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 05-30-2016 03:44 AM

looks good. I have been using automotive polish and wax on my turnings. It produces a glass smooth finish.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 05-30-2016 10:24 AM

Beautiful turnings outthere. This one is my favourite, beautiful colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-30-2016 04:32 PM

Very nice – I especially like the color

-- Roger

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