I like turning bowls (collection)

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Many years of turning. I wonder how many are allowed on a page? Maybe someone will be inspired by a shape.

EDIT: the pair of live edge bowls are covered with mushrooms. Onlyafter, did I realize that I was spreading fungus spores around my shop. Not recommended. I sprayed it with urethane just in case ut after the fact.

Apple, 7”

Apple, 5”

Ash, 8”

Ash, 12”

Black Locust (?), 9”

Honey Locust, 12”

Maple, 6 and 4”

Maple, 7”

Maple 8”

Maple 9”

Maple 11” 2 inch hole and about 1/2” wall thickness. very proud of this one.

Pear, 6”

Red Oak, 8”

Redwood Burl, 11”

Unknown, 8”

Walnut, 5”

Walnut, 12” bottom

Walnut, 12” top

Wenge, 2-center turning, 10”

White Oak, 9”

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-10-2020 03:04 PM

Some pretty ideas there. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 12-10-2020 03:08 PM

Beautiful work Mike!
Yah… very nice shapes and forms.
The bark inclusions/live edges are great too.
Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 12-10-2020 03:53 PM

Some really great shapes there. Do you use a hollowing tool stabilizer for your hollow forms?

-- 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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#4 posted 12-10-2020 04:09 PM

Dang, that is some quality turning going on:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 12-10-2020 04:47 PM

That’s an impressive collection!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-10-2020 05:23 PM

Thank you all, I wanted share the love :)

Layman – I made my own curved hollowed out of 1/2’ x 3/4” stainless steel. I got a 4 ft. breaker bar on it in a massive vice and had a friend hold a MAPP torch to the area I wanted bent. It wasn’t too heavy to reach 6 inches into that vessel.

At the time, I could go from chunk to finished piece in about half an hour. Those two took me 8 hrs each

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#7 posted 12-10-2020 06:00 PM

im getting ready to try some bowl turning myself and this is very inspiring.thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Michael O'Brien

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#8 posted 12-10-2020 08:51 PM

That’s quite a collection of excellent work!
I’m just learning to turn, and will turn to these for inspiration!
Although I’ve a steep learning curve to tackle…

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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#9 posted 12-10-2020 08:57 PM

Beautiful work!

I have a few blanks of walnut that are calling my name, when I get done with two tables I’m working on I will get back to the lathe.

Thanks for posting

-- Petey

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#10 posted 12-11-2020 02:18 AM

fun isn’t it…I do allot of wood turning on a home built lathe, will be posting more different type of work this winter. you can check out some of the things I do on my page.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 12-12-2020 06:47 AM

Real nice work, great turning.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 08-22-2021 11:30 PM

That is an awesome bowl, very inspiring. Beautiful

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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