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Project by pottz posted 03-07-2021 09:34 PM 719 views 1 time favorited 77 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ok bowl has made it off the lathe with no damage to it or me! tried my first live edge,was a little nervous so didn’t push it on depth or wall thickness.used lots of ca glue to make sure the edge held.one tip when applying ca take the bowl off the chuck first,i didn’t realize but some glue came out the void on the side on got on the chuck threads,couldn’t get it to thread back on,after lots of debonder all is well-lol. this one is 3\1/4 h x 5-1/4 w made from mesquite.the wood is about 35-40 years old and hard as a rock.i thought the mrytle was tough this was worse.beautiful wood though. finished on the latle with mylands friction finish.all comment and tips are greatly appreciated.

-- 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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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 03-07-2021 09:43 PM

Nice result, Pottz. I’m pretty sure I would’ve turned it the other side up, putting the live edge just on the surface of the bowl, rather than on the edge, but I’m probably less adventuresome than you. Well done, sir!

I’ve still got three bowls that are nearly done, but not quite there yet. All require some hand-sanding before I get out the finishes, but I was a slacker today, so no progress yet. Perhaps mañana.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Andre

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#2 posted 03-07-2021 09:45 PM

Ya can get the same effect with one good catch:) Be brave get them walls under a 1/4” !

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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987Ron

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#3 posted 03-07-2021 09:47 PM

Tips: Be proud. Great bowl. The Mesquite is really beautiful. Wonderful.

-- Ron

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pottz

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#4 posted 03-07-2021 09:48 PM



Nice result, Pottz. I’m pretty sure I would’ve turned it the other side up, putting the live edge just on the surface of the bowl, rather than on the edge, but I’m probably less adventuresome than you. Well done, sir!

I’ve still got three bowls that are nearly done, but not quite there yet. All require some hand-sanding before I get out the finishes, but I was a slacker today, so no progress yet. Perhaps mañana.

- Dave Polaschek


it’s funny you said that i had the plate mounted on the top side first then i thought thats not gonna do what i want and flipped it.then i broke one of the screws off so that was a pain removing it,the wood is very hard.all in all im happy.

-- 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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#5 posted 03-07-2021 09:49 PM



Ya can get the same effect with one good catch:) Be brave get them walls under a 1/4” !

- Andre


yeah i know! im getting there.

-- 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 03-07-2021 09:49 PM



Tips: Be proud. Great bowl. The Mesquite is really beautiful. Wonderful.

- 987Ron


thanks ron.

-- 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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Desert_Woodworker

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#7 posted 03-07-2021 10:07 PM

+1

-- Desert_Woodworker

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John

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#8 posted 03-07-2021 10:09 PM

Hey Pottz, that’s a good looking bowl! Attractive wood, and real nice finish.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Buckshop

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#9 posted 03-07-2021 10:16 PM

I like it buddy! Grains are great and I really like the live edge! Keep up the good work!!

-- Ben

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MrWolfe

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#10 posted 03-07-2021 10:19 PM

Yep!
That looks great Pottz. Mesquite is quite hard… can’t imagine how hard it gets after 35 years of drying. I really like the live edge. Great job and keep them coming!

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Andybb

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#11 posted 03-07-2021 10:20 PM

As always, you suck!

Got my new Jet 1221 so I can keep up with the Joneses!

I’ve got a new bowl gouge, my HSS tools and my carbide pen tools. We’ll see what kind of damage I can do after a good shop clean up from the last project. Between that and the new in-the-box Craigslist Beisemeyer fence my allowance is tapped out.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 03-07-2021 10:22 PM

Beautiful work!!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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pottz

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#13 posted 03-07-2021 10:23 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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pottz

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#14 posted 03-07-2021 10:23 PM



Hey Pottz, that s a good looking bowl! Attractive wood, and real nice finish.

- John


thank you john.

-- 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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#15 posted 03-07-2021 10:24 PM



I like it buddy! Grains are great and I really like the live edge! Keep up the good work!!

- Buckshop


thanks ben,it went better than i thought it would.

-- 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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