Another Bowl

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Project by GoGoZRX posted 05-24-2010 03:06 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend of mine had been following my attempts at making things on the lathe, so I was really excited when he got his own lathe. We met up, and I showed him what safety knowledge I had, and then we (he) turned his first piece – a multi-stepped bowl.

Since then, he’s been sending me pictures of the things he’s turning, and that inspired me to get back into the shop the other night. I had a few blanks laying around that I’d been meaning to turn into something, and I decided that now was the time.

so I screwed a faceplate onto one, cut the corners on the bandsaw, and started in.

Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but it definitely doesn’t do good things for your skills. I had a hard time with roughing it – I kept getting catches. Once I got it round, though, it went pretty smoothly.

I don’t know what kind of wood it is, but the shavings were a nice red color.

I sanded up to 600, then used pumice in paraffin oil, then finished with a few coats of minwax paste finishing wax.

The bowl on the left is last thing I turned – a maple bowl that exploded on the lathe and cut me… lesson – slow it down for finishing. :~)

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

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#2 posted 05-24-2010 09:03 PM

Never ever never ever ever never never call it “JUST ANOTHER BOWL” They are always a masterpiece, a first, absolutely no one will ever never make one just like it, So be proud my man, it isn’t just another bowl, it’s your crowning achievement! Your Glory, the first of the many masterpieces you will make. Who knows one day someone may call out at some auction house ”$50.000 FOR THAT GOGOZRX.”

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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