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Project by LatheCutter posted 01-14-2019 04:08 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of the first bowls I made on my new Harbor Freight Lathe.

-- Steve,North Carolina





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LesB

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#1 posted 01-14-2019 05:38 PM

It looks like you have made a good start with a great piece of wood.
It all gets better from here.

Just a point of info as you begin your turning experiences. Depending on what you intent do use your bowl for you might try other finishes. For bowl that will just serve as candy/nut bowl I like to use an oil finish (Walnut being my favorite). For bowl that will have salad or other “wet” ingredients in it I prefer to use one of the salad bowl finishes from General or Behl’s. Three or 4 coats of salad bowl finish provide a water proof durable finish that even with hard use last for years.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 01-14-2019 07:30 PM

Saturate with olive oil or linseed slightly salted, in several layers. Desirable hot. Any housewife in the future will find this oil in his kitchen. Chemistry is Chemistry …......

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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LatheCutter

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#3 posted 01-14-2019 07:31 PM

Thanks for the info. Ill keep this in mind. This is used as a candy bowl for wrapped candys. About 4 coats of sanding sealer.

-- Steve,North Carolina

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#4 posted 01-14-2019 09:19 PM

Impressive bowl. I’m sure it will get a lot of use.

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

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#5 posted 01-15-2019 06:19 AM

Nice to have the spalting in the wood, looks great!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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LesB

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#6 posted 01-15-2019 06:03 PM



Thanks for the info. Ill keep this in mind. This is used as a candy bowl for wrapped candys. About 4 coats of sanding sealer.

- LatheCutter

Most “sanding sealers” are just shellac. Not very durable and subject to damage from water, and household cleaners that contain ammonia. You may want to put a more durable top coat on it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-21-2019 01:55 PM

Nice grains and spalting

-- John, Owasso OK Boomer Sooner

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Walrusbill

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#8 posted 01-22-2019 01:45 PM

Turned a few spalted maple bowls last year, I make a concoction of 1/3 beeswax, and 2/3 mineral oil. Heat and mixed
Becomes a paste when cool. Easy to apply and food safe.

-- Pounded Thumb Creations

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