Salt Cellar/Small Turned Bowl

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Project by J. Curtis Goforth posted 10-19-2017 05:21 PM 1247 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just got a used Delta wood lathe as an early Christmas present and I’m just beginning to try to start turning some things. I had a piece of curly maple and I needed to make a quick birthday present for a friend, so this is the result. Curly maple is not easy to turn without having it shatter when the bowl gouge touches the figured parts. I imagine it will be used as either a salt cellar or a tiny bowl to keep things in. My first attempt at a bowl has made me realize that woodturning is a very expensive hobby and requires so many more tools and expensive gadgets than other methods of working wood, not to mention the steep learning curve with all the different lathe tools. I really enjoy it, but I am getting easily frustrated at my attempts to make things on it. I suppose I’ll just have to spend more time in the garage.

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#1 posted 10-19-2017 05:39 PM

I’m very impressed with your first attempt. I like both the shape and the color.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#2 posted 10-19-2017 10:53 PM

I m very impressed with your first attempt. I like both the shape and the color.

- cmmyakman

That is very correct! My first attempt; is still—(I m SURE) has some pieces that were not found yet after the explosion of flying wood pieces!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 10-20-2017 03:53 PM

Great job!! Right now I am working on my first bowl and am finding out that turning on end grain wood is not as easy as I assumed!! Looks great!!!!!

-- - Joel Miller "Striving to be like the Carpenter of Galilee"

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#4 posted 10-20-2017 10:23 PM

Love that shape, great job.

-- Rick M,

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