bowl from a board

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Project by mike4771 posted 01-05-2019 04:27 PM 614 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first bowl from a board not quite eight inches round but it looks nice i think

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#1 posted 01-05-2019 06:31 PM

You are off to a good start. As you gain more confidence you will start making the walls of the bowl thinner. Most of us started out cautious like that.

Now all you have to do is figure out how to orient you photographs. lol

-- Les B, Oregon

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Terry O

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#2 posted 01-05-2019 06:55 PM

I concur, I have taken a few bowls back to the lathe a number of times, that’s why I do not remove the mounting recess on the bottom of the bowl—so I can re-turn it over and over and over if necessary. Good work.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#3 posted 01-05-2019 11:21 PM

For anyone using a Windows PC, the easiest way to clean up, re-orient, re-size pics is to use the free program “Irfanview”.
I’ve used it probably 10 years now.
It is powerful, yet simple. It doesn’t take much memory and is fast.
The re-orientation of those pics is just a few clicks (and/or keyboard shortcuts).

I use it all the time. Additionally, it easily adjusts pics that are too dark to see detail…or too light to see detail. For that I use the Image/Color corrections window and I adjust “gamma correction” and “contrast”.

For instructional use, it is simple to add arrows and text. Also simple to control size for printing on a sheet of paper…or multiple sheets of paper…or collecting several pics and saving as a pdf.

(Just make sure to get both Irfanview and the “plugins”.)

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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