Oak bowl with maple lid

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Project by CSlabon posted 12-31-2010 07:09 AM 1729 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this bowl from all scraps. A chunk of oak, the rim of padauk, the lid of nicely figured maple, and the handle from a small piece of manzanita. All on my cheapo Harbor Freight lathe. Finished with boiled linseed oil and several coats of spray laquer. My goal is to sell enough of these to buy a better lathe. We shall see :) Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 08:19 AM

Nice job wish I had scraps that big. good luck with the selling maybe you can find a nice lathe on Craigs list thats where I found mine.

-- Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 02:15 PM

Nice looking bowl and lid there. I like the wood combo also.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 04:05 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 04:33 PM

Great looking bowl! I hope you can sell enough of these to purchase the new lathe, although the old one seems to do a great job. Tool upgrades are something we all look foward to. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#5 posted 12-31-2010 07:29 PM

If all your bowls come out as good as this one, you will have that new lathe before you know it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 12-31-2010 07:47 PM

To be honest with ya, i’m not usually a fan of this kind of form bowl. But after seeing your with the added rim and lid i am wanting to make one now. I think yours turned out just beautiful, nice craftsmanship.

-- RStadler

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#7 posted 12-31-2010 09:05 PM

Your work is just awesome for a beginner. nice bowl indeed. Evie

-- If you don't learn from the past, your doomed to repeat it.

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#8 posted 01-01-2011 12:24 AM

Thank you all. Really appreciate the nice comments.

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