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Project by doubleDD posted 02-24-2021 09:36 PM 1050 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A teacher at the school my kids attended contacted me and asked if I would make 3 large bowls for a raffle they have coming up. She remembers me donating things before while my wife still worked there so she offered me $100. for them and I said ok. She said my wood items sold more tickets than all the other stuff put together. I told her I only had honey locust blanks to make big bowls and she said fine. Finished with Danish oil and semi gloss lacquer on the outside. They range from 10 to 13’’ wide and 5 to 7’’ tall. The first one was turned side grain and the other 2 were end grain. All from the same tree and there’s a big difference in grain and color.
She has me doing another project for her to give to her students for a prize I think? She doesn’t know I will donate those to her free.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 02-24-2021 09:44 PM

all three are darn nice, great grain pattern on them

-- 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 02-24-2021 09:56 PM

Beautiful wood, nice looking set.

Was looking at your projects, Wow, they are fantastic. Lots of them too.

Making these bowls must be like relaxing to you.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 02-24-2021 10:03 PM

lookin real nice dave gonna prompt me back on the lathe,but gotta finish an urn first,no fun.

-- 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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#4 posted 02-24-2021 10:13 PM

All 3 bowls look great Dave! My favorite is the one in the middle! Your a good man not taking any money for them.
I’m sure they will be thrilled when you hand them over to the teachers. And I’m sure they will bring a good sum for the cause! Nice work!

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

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John

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#5 posted 02-24-2021 10:31 PM

Good job helping out with the raffle Dave. I’m not surprised lots of tickets were bought for them.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 02-24-2021 10:53 PM

Thanks Dick. I like the honey locust lumber a lot but I can not make up my mind on turning. Do I like the end grain better or side grain.

Hi Jack. Thanks for the compliment. I enjoy the time in the shop as much as anyone but when it comes to the lathe YES it’s very relaxing.
There are a few scary moments sometimes. LOL.

Hi Tony, so you like the middle one? That one had a look of 2 big eyes staring at you but I had to turn off more to get a good shape. Still looks like eyes, sort of. I hope they get a good turn out and make some good money. Maybe it will keep our taxes down. haha.

Thanks John. I think they are popular cause most of the items are small appliances and just everyday stuff.

Thanks Pottz. Hope you come back to read this. Glad you like this since the next one is named after you.
Never fun making a urn if you knew the person but the honer is worth it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 02-24-2021 11:43 PM

Nice turnings mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 02-24-2021 11:54 PM

Huh! The two “eyes” on the middle one look like a butt-print in the snow to me. Probably something wrong with my brain though.

Nice work, Dave!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 02-25-2021 12:12 AM



Thanks Dick. I like the honey locust lumber a lot but I can not make up my mind on turning. Do I like the end grain better or side grain.

Hi Jack. Thanks for the compliment. I enjoy the time in the shop as much as anyone but when it comes to the lathe YES it s very relaxing.
There are a few scary moments sometimes. LOL.

Hi Tony, so you like the middle one? That one had a look of 2 big eyes staring at you but I had to turn off more to get a good shape. Still looks like eyes, sort of. I hope they get a good turn out and make some good money. Maybe it will keep our taxes down. haha.

Thanks John. I think they are popular cause most of the items are small appliances and just everyday stuff.

Thanks Pottz. Hope you come back to read this. Glad you like this since the next one is named after you.
Never fun making a urn if you knew the person but the honer is worth it.

- doubleDD


you make me laugh my friend.hey i like any grain that doesn’t explode in my face-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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doubleDD

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#10 posted 02-25-2021 01:14 AM

Thanks Tony. I love TURNING wood into something.

Hey Dave you guessed it. Only I’m not mentioning whose butt it is. LOL. Taking another look at it you’re right. I can not believe I missed that one.

Pottz, I’m serious. My next project will have your name on it. I won’t take all the credit but this is what she calls them. You’ll see.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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pottz

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#11 posted 02-25-2021 01:21 AM



Thanks Tony. I love TURNING wood into something.

Hey Dave you guessed it. Only I m not mentioning whose butt it is. LOL. Taking another look at it youre right. I ca not believe I missed that one.

Pottz, I m serious. My next project will have your name on it. I won t take all the credit but this is what she calls them. You ll see.

- doubleDD


oh man i dont think i wanna know!!!!

-- 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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mel52

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#12 posted 02-25-2021 03:30 AM

Great looking bowls. I haven’t ever worked with honey locust and I have a really big one in my yard. What is it like working with it. I once read something about it having a pleasant smell, or something like that. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#13 posted 02-25-2021 04:50 AM

Good looking bowls, Dave. That is impressive grain!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 02-25-2021 05:48 AM

All 3 look fantastic.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 02-25-2021 06:16 AM

Yea pottz you will be famous, maybe. hahahaha

Thanks Jim. These Locust logs are just over 2 years old and real dry. I’ve been waiting for them.

Hi Mel. Sometimes a light sweet smell comes from them but I don’t notice it all the time. It’s somewhere between oak and hickory for hardness and is great to work with and for turning. It has a deeper porous grain than oak.

Thanks Jeff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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