natural edge aspen bowl

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Project by Roper posted 12-22-2009 09:21 PM 1768 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a bowl i made from a piece of aspen that a friend had given me. the walls are a little less then 1/8 inch and it is 7 inchs from tip to tip, and 3 1/2 inchs tall. there is no finish on this piece. i really enjoyed working with aspen and will be trying some more soon.all comments welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 09:53 PM

Nice job! Love the shape and I like how the light passes through on the second pic. Why no finish?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 11:13 PM

Fantastic bowl. Love the live edge. Nice thin turning. Great shape.

Is one wing taller then the other or is my computer screen tilted?haha

Keep up the great work.


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

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 11:25 PM

Wonder bowl! great shape

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 11:55 PM

Great Job!! Aspen looks like it could be soft to work with, is it? I really like the shape.

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-23-2009 06:25 AM

Great looking bowl. I haven’t gone to down to an 1/8” thick yet, at least not on purpose.

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#6 posted 12-23-2009 07:40 AM

Very nicely turned bowl. It must be difficult to turn a bowl with wall thickness as less as < 1/8 ”. I am curious to know how you will finish it.

-- “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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#7 posted 12-23-2009 07:45 AM

Good Job!

-- Carl from La Pine, Oregon

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#8 posted 12-23-2009 03:30 PM

Great job, I love turning natural edges, there is definately a challenge to them. Thanks for sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#9 posted 12-23-2009 03:48 PM

Very nice bowl, I like the design. But I too wonder why no finish. I think it will distort if it is still green.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 12-23-2009 05:04 PM

thanks for all the great feed back guys. chuck yes aspen is alittle soft but with a sharp tool it cuts just great. jerry i left it without a finish because i want this one to move , i want to see if it will crack or not.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#11 posted 12-27-2009 04:02 PM

Roper it came out great.

Nice outershape & natural edge.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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