Big Lathes Make Big Bowls

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 01-10-2010 05:17 PM 3275 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Nova DVR has much more capacity than the Jet Mini, of course. Time to make bigger projects!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 05:20 PM

Great helmet, but you forgot the chin strap. haha Nice shape and grain. Looking forward to more BIG projects from the BIG lathe.

Keep it up.


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

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 05:43 PM

Gloves on a lathe are a bad idea if you like the use of your hands.

-- Gerry,

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 06:15 PM

Bob: A great job on the bowl. That was and is a very nice looking chunk of maple.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 06:34 PM

beautiful bowl.. or is that an “anti-rollingpinwhacker”?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 06:37 PM

Nice job, Bob!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 06:49 PM

Looks like you are enjoying your new lathe, they are addicting I know. Helmet is looking good…
Ger21 I am glad it wasn’t just me that found this image disturbing. From a metalworking background it is a huge safety violation to wear gloves and loose clothes near anything that is spinning, maybe on a wood lathe the belts would slip or the motor power out before it ripped your fingers/ hand/ arm off though. I have seen other posts of LJs with gloves and lathes… Be careful and safe my friends.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 07:02 PM

great work Bob in NJ ! looks like you know how to have FUN !!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 07:16 PM

Nice lathe well done hope to see more of your work

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 07:39 PM

Great looking bowl and makes attractive attire as well. I might try something like that the time the wife goes on a rampage.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 08:33 PM

Great job. Looks really nice, and you can’t wait to use the DVR a little more.
Thanks for posting

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

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 09:31 PM

nice looking bowl….keep it up… long have you had your nova dvr….i thought about picking one up…but the lack of the stand makes me shy away from it

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#12 posted 01-10-2010 10:07 PM

Nice job, now you can get that haircut.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#13 posted 01-11-2010 12:42 AM

it look like one of those egg shell helmet from the 50´s but has the wrong colour
you have to paint it white :-)


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Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 01-11-2010 01:47 AM

Hi guys, thanks for the comments about the gloves. The cold weather made me forget the 1st job is SAFETY. Glad I posted and got the friendly reminders.

Otherwsie , glad I put a smile on a few faces as I was just having a liitle fun when it came down to picture time.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 04:24 AM

At least your wife told you to place it on your head. After my first big bowl I asked wife where she wanted me to place it. I still walk funny.
Nice job and keep having fun.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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