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Project by pottz posted 02-07-2021 08:19 PM 859 views 1 time favorited 84 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ok this is my second attempt at bowl making,went pretty well,no catches and it didn’t fly off the lathe which i understand is a good thing.this one is also mrytle wood a little bigger than the first 2-3/4h x 5-3/4w.made the sidewalls thinner this time which looks much better and scooped out the interior much more.the lines were cut then burned with a wire.finished with mylands friction finish.i did the interior with a carbide tool which was much easier being a beginner at bowls.all you turners please dont be afraid to criticize anything ive done right or wrong.

hey just added a little bonus project not worthy of it’s own.i was at rockler and i had a back itch and saw this back scratcher so i got it.after finishing the bowl i made the handle in about 1-/12 hours out of walnut.this will hang in the shop.

-- 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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recycle1943

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#1 posted 02-07-2021 08:25 PM

second ? 20th ? I can’t see the difference as it looks pretty darn nice here in Ohio

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 02-07-2021 08:28 PM



second ? 20th ? I can t see the difference as it looks pretty darn nice here in Ohio

- recycle1943


thanks dick,i gotta say it went better and looks better than the first.

-- 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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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#3 posted 02-07-2021 08:35 PM

I have myrtle growing all over the place here, but it is all scrub bush. What ever the wood for this bowl came from must have been old.

The bowl looks perfect to me, and very pretty.

Can you explain how you did the wire burn? Well, I guess I could youtube the answer.

Anyway, fab work, and great photos too.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 02-07-2021 08:36 PM

I’m not a turner so I won’t critic it but it looks good to me. It’s round, it’s symmetrical. The wood grain is really nice. I don’t think anyone would know that it’s just your second shot at it. The only thing that’s missing is some apples in it!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 02-07-2021 08:45 PM

Pottz,

I love the burned bands! The grain of the wood and finish is excellent. Only criticism is you must sign & date your work! You are an artist after all.

Nice Job!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 02-07-2021 08:51 PM

Turned out really nice looks like an old pro. did it.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 02-07-2021 08:58 PM

+1

-- Desert_Woodworker

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pottz

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#8 posted 02-07-2021 08:58 PM



I have myrtle growing all over the place here, but it is all scrub bush. What ever the wood for this bowl came from must have been old.

The bowl looks perfect to me, and very pretty.

Can you explain how you did the wire burn? Well, I guess I could youtube the answer.

Anyway, fab work, and great photos too.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns


thanks brian,this mrytle came from oregon which grows around mrytle point.the burn line i just did a small cut then used braided picture frame wire and friction burned it.

-- 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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#9 posted 02-07-2021 08:59 PM



I m not a turner so I won t critic it but it looks good to me. It s round, it s symmetrical. The wood grain is really nice. I don t think anyone would know that it s just your second shot at it. The only thing that s missing is some apples in it!

- Craftsman on the lake


thanks craftsman,i gave it to the wife and she says, so what do i do with it-lol.

-- 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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pottz

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#10 posted 02-07-2021 09:00 PM



Pottz,

I love the burned bands! The grain of the wood and finish is excellent. Only criticism is you must sign & date your work! You are an artist after all.

Nice Job!

- Peteybadboy


thanks,i always for get to do that.

-- 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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pottz

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#11 posted 02-07-2021 09:00 PM



Turned out really nice looks like an old pro. did it.

- oldrivers


thank you rivers very kind.

-- 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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#12 posted 02-07-2021 09:00 PM

I’m not a turner either but I do know when see something done well and this is definitely done well and it’s down right beautiful looking! Put your name on it it’s a winner! 2nd one …. really!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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pottz

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#13 posted 02-07-2021 09:01 PM



+1

- Desert_Woodworker


thanks dw.

-- 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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#14 posted 02-07-2021 09:18 PM

Wood looks a lot like Maple, which is real nice to turn. While I have turned a lot of stuff, LOL! will never be an expert:)
Bowl looks good and if you like it, that’s all that matters, seems that most the stuff I start of working on somehow leaves me a little disappointed? Last little bowl I did ended up an inch shorter after grain separated :)
Any ways Wife says, enough with the bowls already!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#15 posted 02-07-2021 09:23 PM



Wood looks a lot like Maple, which is real nice to turn. While I have turned a lot of stuff, LOL! will never be an expert:)
Bowl looks good and if you like it, that s all that matters, seems that most the stuff I start of working on somehow leaves me a little disappointed? Last little bowl I did ended up an inch shorter after grain separated :)
Any ways Wife says, enough with the bowls already!

- Andre


thanks bud.yeah the mrytle works very similar too maple,color is a little darker.the wife has already asked what do i do with it,i said it’s bowl figure it out-lol.

-- 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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