Red Oak Vase/Bowl

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Project by doubleG469 posted 11-28-2017 02:10 PM 1190 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Red Oak bowl/vase/vessel just finished turning. Nothing special just practice and learning. The hairline cracking is due to the wood being green but I filled that with Epoxy and let set before finish turning. Finished it with 3 coats of Danish Oil and a couple coats of wipe on ply for good measure.


-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 02:14 PM

Looking sharp, Gary! Looks like you’re figuring this turning thing out!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 02:36 PM

Looks great. Cool shape and nice finish. Different designs help with the learning curve. At least the journey is a lot of fun with learning.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 02:49 PM

Excellent work Gary. So far in such a short time. Great work!

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4 posted 11-28-2017 03:07 PM

Atta boy!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 11-28-2017 04:49 PM

Thank you gentlemen

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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#6 posted 11-28-2017 06:10 PM

This bowl is so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 11-28-2017 09:25 PM

Nice work buddy! That looks very well done.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 11-29-2017 12:07 AM

Good work for you. There is so many ways to make opportunity’s look like I meant to do that. Good looking tirning.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#9 posted 11-29-2017 04:35 AM

Beautiful piece!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-29-2017 04:47 PM

Nice turning Gary.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 11-29-2017 06:15 PM

Nice design.
I would not have guessed that it was Red oak by looking at it. There are so many oaks is can be deceiving.

About the small cracks. I have good luck with medium thick “super” glue at filling small cracks and for slightly larger cracks I first pack them with fine shavings and then soak the packing with thin super glue quickly followed by a layer of the medium glue…the cracks almost disappear. Also during the turning process I stop and check for developing cracks and apply super glue that usually stops them from developing further, or holds them until I can cut past them.

For green wood you can also partially turn the item and then use one of the microwave oven drying techniques ( search the internet for them or contact me for info) for drying it out fairly quickly, again use super glue to stop and hold cracks found while drying).

-- Les B, Oregon

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#12 posted 11-29-2017 07:38 PM

I like the shape. You did a nice job on it Gary!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#13 posted 11-29-2017 09:48 PM

beautiful turning lathe pro …GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#14 posted 11-29-2017 09:53 PM

Les I tried the microwave trick and probably did it wrong, they cracked more. I will try it again in the future.

Duck thank you

Tony, pro is far from the accurate description, more like “hey lookie there, that doesn’t look so bad”

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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