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Project by pottz posted 02-21-2021 07:01 PM 776 views 1 time favorited 69 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well here is my third attempt at bowl making,once again with mrtylewood.this time i a went with a bigger and more curved shape with thinner walls than before.size 2-1/2”h x 8”w.finished with mylands sanding sealer then mylands friction polish.no problems or catches.this wood is very hard and does not sand easily,got it the best i could.happy with the progress so far.like to try some lidded jars next i think,we’ll see.all comments welcome especially ones from you pros,dont be afraid to give some tips or critique what im doing wrong.

-- 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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#1 posted 02-21-2021 07:18 PM

Starting to look like a Pro, my bro. Youll be selling those to all the housewives soon enough.

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

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987Ron

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#2 posted 02-21-2021 07:38 PM

Good looking bowl. The proportions and the flow of the design are great.

-- Ron

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LesB

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#3 posted 02-21-2021 07:57 PM

You are definitely getting better. That one is beautiful.

My only comment is the type of finish. I don’t think what you used will be very durable, especially if the bowl is used for things like salads or wet items. Try a salad bowl finish next time. Behlens and General both make one. It wipes on with a lint free cloth (off the lathe), sand lightly between applications. Behlens is thicker and builds quicker but 4 or 5 coats of either will stand up to years of use. My wife has bowls she uses regularly for 15 years. I recently recoated one for the first time because it was looking dull.

Time to get away from that difficult Myrtle wood. Try some fruit wood like apple, pear, apricot, or plum. You will see an amazing difference in how they turn. The very best wood I have ever turned is Golden Chain. A small tree and hard to come by unless you have one growing in your area.

-- Les B, Oregon

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 02-21-2021 07:57 PM

looks pretty darn nice to me

-- 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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pottz

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#5 posted 02-21-2021 08:06 PM



Starting to look like a Pro, my bro. Youll be selling those to all the housewives soon enough.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns


it’s slowy getting their my biggest problem was getting past the fear of getting smacked in the face by a flying bowl-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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#6 posted 02-21-2021 08:07 PM



Good looking bowl. The proportions and the flow of the design are great.

- 987Ron


thanks ron,right now it’s all experimentation.

-- 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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#7 posted 02-21-2021 08:09 PM



You are definitely getting better. That one is beautiful.

My only comment is the type of finish. I don t think what you used will be very durable, especially if the bowl is used for things like salads or wet items. Try a salad bowl finish next time. Behlens and General both make one. It wipes on with a lint free cloth (off the lathe), sand lightly between applications. Behlens is thicker and builds quicker but 4 or 5 coats of either will stand up to years of use. My wife has bowls she uses regularly for 15 years. I recently recoated one for the first time because it was looking dull.

Time to get away from that difficult Myrtle wood. Try some fruit wood like apple, pear, apricot, or plum. You will see an amazing difference in how they turn. The very best wood I have ever turned is Golden Chain. A small tree and hard to come by unless you have one growing in your area.

- LesB


thanks for the tips les thats what im looking for.and yeah mrytle is a challenge,i just happened to have a bunch.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-21-2021 08:09 PM



looks pretty darn nice to me

- recycle1943


thanks dick.

-- 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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Andybb

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#9 posted 02-21-2021 08:26 PM

Ok. Now you’re really pissing me off. I’m buying a bigger lathe! Found a floor model Jet regularly $849 for $550. If the wife asks I’m telling her it’s your fault!

And as always, you suck!

Nice work buddy.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Desert_Woodworker

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#10 posted 02-21-2021 08:26 PM

+1 lidded jars will be interesting…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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corelz125

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#11 posted 02-21-2021 08:33 PM

I thought the first 2 were good also. If you’re getting results like this working with a difficult wood the other wood will be a breeze for you.

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pottz

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#12 posted 02-21-2021 08:48 PM



Ok. Now you’re really pissing me off. I’m buying a bigger lathe! Found a floor model Jet regularly $849 for $550. If the wife asks I’m telling her it’s your fault!

And as always, you suck!

Nice work buddy.

- Andybb


ha ha sorry buddy,ill take the blame.sounds like a good deal on that lathe.

-- 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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#13 posted 02-21-2021 08:49 PM



+1 lidded jars will be interesting…

- Desert_Woodworker


yeah swmbo asked if i could make her salt and pepper jars,so another project for the list of to do’s.

-- 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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#14 posted 02-21-2021 08:50 PM



I thought the first 2 were good also. If you re getting results like this working with a difficult wood the other wood will be a breeze for you.

- corelz125


yeah thats what im hoping anyway-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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bandit571

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#15 posted 02-21-2021 08:56 PM

Looks good from here….and I don’t even turn anything…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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