Peach Bowl "Tis Autumn"

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 09-23-2018 12:30 AM 907 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Headphones up.

I had this chunk of Peach lying on the Dungeon floor for a very long time, having given up up on it. I decided a couple days ago that I and my new lathe and tools might get something to come of it. This is what came.
I took no photos in process. Thought I’d give a whack at making a short show-and-tell, this time.
I picked up my camera (it’s new, too – a 20 meg pocket camera. The times in which we live), before I removed the bowl from the machine just to share with you what I learnt from the last piece. You remember? The little peg in the bottom took a hole out of the bottom of the bowl.

Get a load of this (Kudos to Brother Al’s videos that turned me onto this):

I picked up another Peach castaway from the floor and did a little turning so’s it would touch the bottom and the sides of the bowl.

You can see why that became a castaway. (So many castaways have I. But, no throwaways, for whatever reaon – I just can’t bring myself to do it.)

I folded a little towel and squashed the bowl over it and held it with the tailstock – first two photos. (That’s something I could never have done with the old Shopsmith).

I’m not terribly fond of this bowl. But I had to share it, mainly because of the surprise I found:

Observe, again, if you will this, the last gallery photo.

And another shot, insude, in the shade.

That’s a birdseye figure. Birdseye Peach. Go figure.

I finished this simply by sanding to 400 and slathering and buffing some Howards Feed n’ Wax into it. It’s very smooth and satiny. I don’t know but that I may decide to shine it up with some lacquer, sometime. If I do, you’ll be the first to know.

The many cracks, evident in the one end and the inside, I packed with CA and dust. I’m gonna stop doing that. It takes way too long to sand down. And some always comes out in the sanding.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 09-23-2018 01:40 AM

Good one Mark

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

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#2 posted 09-23-2018 03:10 AM

Nice work.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 09-23-2018 11:43 AM

Nice one, mark!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 09-23-2018 02:09 PM

Mother nature produces things of wonderous beauty – so do you Mark. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 09-23-2018 02:46 PM

Turning different species of wood almost always uncovers a hidden surprise. Nicely done Mark.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 09-23-2018 02:52 PM

This is a fantastic bowl. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 09-23-2018 03:27 PM

Nice colour, nice shape, terrific finish! Well done.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#8 posted 09-23-2018 03:34 PM

Great use of a jam chuck, Mark!

For me, I think pieces with the natural, unfilled voids are the nicest. They show the wood’s real character.

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

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#9 posted 09-23-2018 08:03 PM

You’re a tiger for punishment mark, I’d have probably given up on this piece of timber, well done bud

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

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