First bowl

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Project by Mainiac Matt posted 12-23-2018 12:14 AM 1094 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a 6”x6”x3” Marblewood blank last spring and finally turned my first bowel. It’s just a simple candy bowl, but I’m happy with it.

I sanded to 600 grit and finished it on lathe with my home brew version of O.B.’s shine juice. Easy peasy!

Done just in time to be under the tree on Christmas

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-23-2018 12:32 AM

Beautiful bowl,Matt. That sure is a pretty piece of wood you cut it out of!!

Very nice for a first bowl!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 12-23-2018 01:41 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 12-23-2018 02:06 AM

Very nice looking bowl. Got a good laugh at the typo too ”...and finally turned my first bowel” Well done on the bowl and cool wood.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 12-23-2018 02:54 AM

lovely bowl

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 12-23-2018 03:12 AM

Very interesting, not being familiar with Marblewood, until I read your text I thought it was another Fractal Burn. Has that look, but on steroids.

Nice bowl, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 12-23-2018 07:42 AM

Very nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#7 posted 12-23-2018 07:43 AM

Wow! Great looking bowl, Matt!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 12-23-2018 11:50 AM

Thanks for posting, nice looking bowl.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 12-23-2018 02:21 PM

Very cool looking bowl. I have the matching peppermill. Nice first job.

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

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#10 posted 12-23-2018 08:36 PM

Very nice work Matt. I purchased a Harbor Freight lathe earlier this year-maybe I can turn a bowl next year.

Thanks for sharing & Go Green!

Bill in MI

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#11 posted 12-23-2018 09:50 PM

I have to dis-agree with doubleDD !

A very nice ANYTIME JOB!

Super pretty.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 12-23-2018 11:27 PM

Congrats on your DT3, that should boost your confidence. Not many get a daily top 3 on their first attempt at something.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#13 posted 12-25-2018 10:35 PM

Matt , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award. Great piece of wood.

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

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#14 posted 12-26-2018 11:53 PM

Great looking bowl! I don’t see many metal lathes being used for turning wood, must be great when you want to turn threads.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Mainiac Matt

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#15 posted 12-28-2018 08:18 PM

Great looking bowl! I don t see many metal lathes being used for turning wood, must be great when you want to turn threads.
- John

I do some hobby metal working as well, but only have room for one lathe. I make no claims about being a “real” wood turner

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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