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Project by Dark_Lightning posted 09-21-2019 02:28 AM 564 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl I carved in 1965 in wood shop class, when I was 13. The bottom is mahogany, the top is (I think) white pine. Finished with nitrocellulose lacquer that has yellowed beautifully in the intervening 54 years. The outside was band saw cut and the inside of course took some chisels. I’ll be dogged if I could tell anyone anything about those chisels, though! It has a few dents in it, due to having been used a bit.

ETA: A side view, though it’s a bit dark.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-21-2019 02:54 AM

i dont know what to say,i just like it!.thank you for giving us this creation,it inspires me.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 09-21-2019 04:03 AM

Thanks, but please, whatever gods rule the internet, don’t elevate this humble bowl to the top 3! My last two projects went there ahead of some far more worthy items. I wonder if member longevity is a factor? I’ll have been here 10 years, soon. FWIW, I’d have had a lot more projects posted if I could take a decent picture. Now that I have a better cell phone camera, I’ll be catching up on that.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 09-21-2019 04:28 AM

Well Steven, that is a beautiful design, and very well done. When I saw the photo, before reading your explanation, I had the same reaction as pottz . . . I LIKE IT!!!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Dark_Lightning

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#4 posted 09-21-2019 01:07 PM

Thanks, John!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 09-21-2019 07:25 PM

I like it too! And this mid-century modern style is back in fashion big time with the younger generation. It has inspired me as well, so if it makes the top 3 just modestly accept the fact that people like your work.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 09-21-2019 09:20 PM



Thanks, but please, whatever gods rule the internet, don t elevate this humble bowl to the top 3! My last two projects went there ahead of some far more worthy items. I wonder if member longevity is a factor? I ll have been here 10 years, soon. FWIW, I d have had a lot more projects posted if I could take a decent picture. Now that I have a better cell phone camera, I ll be catching up on that.

- Dark_Lightning


you were on my thread about this, we both know it’s nothing to do with quality or beauty or the time it takes to create,it,s all about popularity,but yeah i fell the same way when i post some stupid easy to make jig and it gets dt3.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 09-21-2019 09:58 PM

Thanks, Leafherder and pottz!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 09-22-2019 12:03 AM

I think it is a very neatly made dish.

I will probably borrow the idea and try to make something like that too.

Very nice work.

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

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#9 posted 09-22-2019 01:53 AM

THis is a great looking bowl with a cool early history for you. Was this what launched your hobby in woodworking?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 09-22-2019 02:50 PM

Thanks, guys. Swirt, I took a one-quarter class for wood working when I was 13- this bowl is one of the projects. I’ll have to dredge my memory for any others. We also had a quarter each of metal shop, print shop and drafting. To answer you question, it’s probably the best place to pin a start to.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 09-22-2019 09:13 PM

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#12 posted 09-22-2019 09:37 PM

Thanks!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#13 posted 09-23-2019 01:52 PM



Thanks, but please, whatever gods rule the internet, don t elevate this humble bowl to the top 3! My last two projects went there ahead of some far more worthy items. I wonder if member longevity is a factor? I ll have been here 10 years, soon. FWIW, I d have had a lot more projects posted if I could take a decent picture. Now that I have a better cell phone camera, I ll be catching up on that.

- Dark_Lightning


congrats on the dt3,and i disagree this is worth the honor.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#14 posted 09-23-2019 04:30 PM

lol. Thanks!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Lazyman

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#15 posted 09-24-2019 01:49 AM

Very nice. I am always amazed when I see kids do work like this. There is a reason that my middle school shop class woodworking projects didn’t survive. They sucked. My shop teacher was terrible and I didn’t have a clue. I’ don’t think we ever saw a chisel, much less a gouge. I am not sure we even had a band saw.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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