My First Bowl

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Project by mrg posted 11-07-2010 03:59 PM 2108 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this bowl a couple of weeks ago. Took a class at the Woodcraft store near me out of curiosity. The class was well taught, hands on and very informative. The bowl is made from birch or pine not sure and has no finish, my wife wanted it unfinished.

-- mrg

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 04:36 PM

Very nice first bowl. And so the addiction begins….. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 04:56 PM

There is a big problem with your “First Bowl.” Your wife will want more and then you will need to buy tools to make them. Now wait, that isn’t a problem, that is a blessing. Nice work, now go make some more :)

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 05:00 PM

Don’t stop now, Keep the “bowl” rolling….

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 05:26 PM

Nice bowl.

-- Mel,

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 06:34 PM

Nice job. That’s something I’ve always wanted to try.

-- Chris, Hubertus, WI

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 08:30 PM

Great job! There are a lot of wood turning chapters in NY, you can visit the American Association of Woodturners at Do a search for NY and pick a chapter near you. Most have a website or contact. I joined our local chapter here and for a very modest fee, i go to one meeting a month and usually their “sawdust” session for 6 hours on Saturday. Best investment I ever made, I have learned so much… And did I mention it is fun too.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#7 posted 11-08-2010 05:19 AM

Nice job.

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#8 posted 11-08-2010 11:58 PM

Great first , Now on to the buying of the tools and have fun turning ,Thanks for posting

-- In His service ,Richard

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#9 posted 01-27-2011 01:55 AM

Nice, I like the grain….

There’s a big difference between birch and pine. If it smells like pine sol, well, then it’s pine. Pine also has resin canals that can ooze pitch….

-- Childress Woodworks

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#10 posted 01-27-2011 02:02 AM

nice bowl, looks like youve caught the bug….happy turning

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#11 posted 07-11-2013 12:53 PM

Good looking bowl. Be very careful, this can be addicting.

-- Jeff, Bel Air, Maryland

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#12 posted 07-11-2013 01:52 PM

That’s a nice clean bowl. I wish that I could get into turning but though I’ve bought some equipment for it I’ve been dragging my feet on it. I’m hoping that after I get my shop built I can get into it. I hope I can do as well as you seem to be doing.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 07-11-2013 02:14 PM

This bowl was done with a scroll saw. I have to post some of my lathe work, I just haven’t had time to post projects let alone any shop time since I bought my lathe back in December.

-- mrg

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