Torus bowl

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Project by chrisirving posted 04-07-2018 10:15 PM 2418 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had a lathe for a month now and have been wearing it out, I saw this on YouTube and thought I’d give it a shot
The first one I turned out of sepele wasn’t quite right and had a crack in it so I tried again with maple. It was a lot of fun to turn, it was just a little nerve wracking parting it off! The bowl is 9” and just has a coat of danish oil on it for now
Now I have a useless bowl that’s fun to look at. ;)
Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 04-07-2018 10:40 PM

I do like it! ;)

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#2 posted 04-08-2018 01:15 AM

It will get a lot of comments!

Nice job.

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#3 posted 04-08-2018 02:22 AM


The bowl is very attractive. Make another one with a little more room around the outside area and size the inside opening to slip a small bowl into it; then use it for chips and dip.

Here are a couple of tiny bowl ideas that would work great for dip.


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#4 posted 04-08-2018 02:36 AM

I was thinking of one of those Japanese glass floats in the center. I have one about 10 inches in diameter, that was given to me when I was 6 years ago, that would be 65 years ago. It still sits on the base that was made by my uncle, its well worn with age. Something like this would be cool, and a challenge like you found out. Nice bit of turning after one month

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 04-08-2018 06:03 AM

It realy needs excellent turning skill to make something like this. Although it’s great looking design, I’m trying to find the purpose of that design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 04-08-2018 09:17 AM

Thanks for the nice comments , I like the idea of a larger “chip and dip” bowl. The bowl is basically a donut with an inch taken out on the top and hollowed out. My wife is going to hang this one on a wall somewhere

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#7 posted 04-08-2018 12:23 PM

You did a wonderful job on this bowl.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 04-08-2018 02:16 PM

I put both of them back on the lathe this morning and polished the bowls up a bit with a few coats of CA glue

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#9 posted 04-08-2018 05:02 PM

Excellent job Chris. I may have seen the same video.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 04-09-2018 05:44 AM

Chris , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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