Learning to turn wood.

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Project by lostandfound posted 03-31-2010 11:36 PM 1776 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years back I was given my grandfather’s Lathe. It is a craftsman and probably 50 years old. I have always been interested in wood working and this was my “Gateway Drug.” I never have had too much patients with projects, always in a hurry to see them completed only to be disappointed when they turn out like crap.
The lathe bridged the gap of satisfaction in progress vs. time spent. As my skill grew I had to slow down to do projects like these bowls.

I am self taught wood turner, TV, magazines, internet and lots of trial and error have been my classroom. These series of bowls were my Christmas gift to family members that year. My personal favorite one I think is the cherry and walnut striped one in the center.

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 12:31 AM

nice work. spalted wood happens to my favorite.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#2 posted 04-01-2010 01:11 AM

Very nice work. Keep it up. I also just started and have made about 16 peppermills for family gifts. I ahve not tried bowl yet, but will soon. Thanks for sharing.

-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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