First square edge bowl...knuckles made it o.k.

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Project by billculpepper posted 01-02-2011 05:39 AM 1898 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to everyone who posted info on how to make these. This was fun. Not so fun to sand…but fun nonetheless.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 05:47 AM

That is beautiful!! I just bought a new Lathe and may have to give that a shot. Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 05:48 AM

Keep up the good work, you now have the first one behind you.

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 05:57 AM

Very nice piece you made. I love the way the grain flows down into the rounded part of the bowl.

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 07:53 AM

Great turning. And great job on keeping the knuckles! haha They usually get hit on the first turning like this. (I know)

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 01-02-2011 12:51 PM

Great looking piece. I have thought about making one. Don’t know if I want to mess with the knucles though.

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

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#6 posted 01-02-2011 04:06 PM

Nice job.

Like Scrappy, I know what it is like to get banged up on a project like this. I recently did one of these with lignum vitae to produce a very heavy, but interesting, bowl.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 01-02-2011 04:28 PM

Nice job!
These are fun to make and it’s not just the first one that gets the knuckles…....

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#8 posted 01-02-2011 06:12 PM

Beautiful piece, I love bowls with corners. And they are generally very popular at art fairs. Keep up the nice work!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#9 posted 01-02-2011 10:59 PM

nice starting piont, great piece of timber, these can get a bit addictive, you will no doubt very quickly pick up on “shadow” turning with squares especially with the larger ones, this looks about 6’’. well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 01-03-2011 06:04 AM

Beautiful work, very nice finish.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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