Been making some bowls

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Project by lew posted 08-03-2021 04:57 PM 800 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The tree guys dropped of some wild cherry a while back. Decided to make a few bowls from it. Tried doing a rounded over lip on one. A couple had embellishments from a Sorby texturing tool and burned rings.

Found a piece of elm that was on the ground for a couple of years and spalted nicely but split during drying. Some gold colored wired used to “repair” the split.

Tried my first “square” bowl. Made from scraps of walnut, cherry, poplar and red oak.

A little end grain walnut bowl with rounded over lip and foot. The heart wood was almost perfectly centered in the sap wood.

Some finished with mineral oil and bees wax, others with wipe on poly.

Thanks for looking!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 08-03-2021 05:05 PM

Nice looking bowls Lew. Your embellishments added to some really nice grain made for great visual interest. I especially like the spalted Elm and it’s Frankenstein stitch job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 08-03-2021 05:24 PM

I love the grain of elm. Great looking lathe work.

I visited your projects page and all your turnings are awesome.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#3 posted 08-03-2021 05:36 PM

love the embellishments and the elm.
Great work.

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#4 posted 08-03-2021 06:23 PM

all very beautiful lew,great job.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-03-2021 06:31 PM

Good turnings Lew! I sure like the job you did with the Sorby tool. The second one looks like it is crossed, real nice.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 08-03-2021 07:21 PM

Excellent bowls, Lew !!!!!!!!Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2021 09:20 PM

Very nicely executed!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 08-04-2021 12:39 AM

Some beautiful turning there, really like the grains in all of them. Great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 08-04-2021 01:01 AM

Very nice work Lew. I especially like the first bowl.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#10 posted 08-04-2021 02:59 AM

Beautiful bowls Lew.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Mark Wilson

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#11 posted 08-04-2021 05:45 AM

Wonderful work, Lew. I’m especially pleased with the stitch job on the one. You’ll notice, if you look up at the top of the page, this has been favorited one (1) time. That’s me. Who loves ya, baby?

-- Mark

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#12 posted 08-04-2021 11:48 AM

I really like the texturing on the one bowl. Not that all of the work isn’t good, just like that one over the rest. ;)

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#13 posted 08-04-2021 12:19 PM

really nice bowls Lew, that Cherry has beautiful grain.

-- Smitty!!!

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#15 posted 08-05-2021 12:11 AM

therealsteven- Thank you! Ugly sutures for an ugly bowl :^)

gdaveg- Thanks for the very kind words!

MrWolfe- Thank You!

pottz- Thanks!

John- Thank you! Still learning to use the Sorby tool.

Jim Jakosh- Thanks!

mmh- Thank You, Meilie!

Eric- Thanks!

Pimzedd- Thank You!

jeff- Thanks!

Mark Wilson- Thank You, Buddy!

MovingChips- Thanks! Still haven’t mastered that texturing tool.

woodsmithshop- Thank you, Smitty!

iRestore- Thanks!

Thanks everyone for all of the views and making this a Top 3!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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