A few bowls - turning on a visit to Scotland

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A few bowls
turning on a visit to Scotland

Once again I visited my friend Jamie in Scotland and we had agreed he would give me a wee turning master class.
These are the output and I enjoy them daily now in Copenhagen.

1. Small bowl with mahogany lid.
2. Bowl on top of my notes.
3. Here the set up.
4. Larger bowl.
5. Base on top of jaws.
6. A pair of test turnings.

My notes.

This post is from the blog Another trip to Scotland – Brothers with different mothers where you can get the full story:

Perhaps this can inspire others to do some turning.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 03-08-2018 02:07 PM

I love to turn. In fact I have 3 lathes of various sizes. Interesting how we have slightly different methods and order to how we accomplish the same objectives.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 03-08-2018 02:43 PM

Great bowls. And your sketches are awesome!.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 03:20 PM

Beautiful bowls, Mafe! I really like the shape on the one closest to the camera in picture 6.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 03:28 PM

Great job, nice to have the opportunity to turn with help while on a trip.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 04:11 PM

This was awesome, so cool. Thx for sharing love your notes bud…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 05:15 PM

Well done my friend.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#7 posted 03-08-2018 05:50 PM

Nice work on the bowls. I like the first picture, bowl with a lid.


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#8 posted 03-08-2018 06:38 PM

Very interesting grain patterns?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#9 posted 03-08-2018 06:51 PM

Your story & planning always add so much to your posting mads, a real nice set of bowls
My own Dad left Scotland in 1929 & settled here in NZ.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-08-2018 08:51 PM

A lovely post again Mads, you are such an inspiration.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#11 posted 03-08-2018 09:02 PM

Nice bonus for your trip. Sounds like you both enjoyed the visit.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 03-09-2018 04:17 AM

Real nice bowls, Mads!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 03-09-2018 07:06 AM

It was sure some awesome and useful trip to Scotland -not only as a tourist. Some great bowl obwiously came out of ti. By the way, I like that mess arround lathe.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-10-2018 10:15 AM

Very nicely turned Mads. Wood turning is a lot of fun.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 04-15-2018 12:32 PM

Hi guys,
Home with the flu… so time stands still for a moment.

Other from that, I have been out in the forest lately (the temperature are under freezing here), felt I needed to to find my roots, after my operation and all that jazz. Just to breathe and find the inner tone, that define us as a person.

stefang, thank you, I do like a lote, that time seems to stop exist, when we are there by the lathe, just focus.
majuvla, smiles yes, so good to be back with my brother in many levels.
Jim J, Great bowls on fire… cheers. ;-)
Druid, the only probkem visiting Jamie and shirley, is I have to go home again.
icemanhank, big smile here, some how thats the best we can do, as long as we love the path. Thank you.
peteg, ahhh so you got roots up there, I just got a brother with different mother. :-D
Andre, yes I have to say thats half the joy, to see what the wood have inside for one.
wcp, smiles.
madts, thank you, hope all is fine over there.
Ken90712, these notes are my way of remeber, once I have made a sketch, it stays in my mind. (Perhaps with time, I might need the notes also – ha ha).
bushmaster, it’s one thing I do miss at home, to have some one to inspire, to give and get from sharing while doing.
lew, less is more. ;-) Thanks.
swirt, big smile thanks, I have the last 25 years of my life in little sketchbooks, It’s a way of giving value to life, evaluate and holding thoughts, before they fly away – but I almost never look back in them, once it’s there it has been lived.
Schwieb, three! Yes it is always a pleasure to so many ways things can be done, it has been one of the things I enjoyed the most about LJ, the friendships first and second; the fact that there are not one way, there are so many and they are all right.
Best of my thoughts and thank you all,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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