lidded bowl

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Project by drsurfrat posted 03-31-2022 11:51 PM 439 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a vessel that came from a blank generously given to me by recycle1943. It was an almost-cube of mahogany ~6×6x4”. The grain was straight, and that made the iridescence of the figure stand out.

The top is hard maple, and the pull is padauk. taken down to 220 grit, and finished with tung oil.

To get the final match of top-to-bottom, I had the mahogany attached to a faceplate, and press fit the lid with a pre cut lip for centering by the tailstock. Then I turned it like a solid piece. That worked out well. What didn’t work out was to drop it as I was finishing the pull-to-lid mate. Now there is a non-removable dent in the otherwise sharp edge. #$%#$^$&%

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#1 posted 03-31-2022 11:57 PM

Dent or not it’s a great looking piece!

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 04-01-2022 12:15 AM


That is a nice little lidded bowl. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 04-01-2022 01:30 AM

Nice lidded bowl, Mike!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 04-01-2022 01:47 AM

very nicely done doc.

-- 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 04-01-2022 07:36 AM

Good looking bowl Mike.

You tried steaming the dent out?
Depends on if it just crushed or chipped.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#6 posted 04-01-2022 12:27 PM

Like the bowl, nicely done.

-- Ron

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#7 posted 04-01-2022 01:20 PM

Nice looking bowl. The color scheme goes well. Cool.

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

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#8 posted 04-01-2022 03:06 PM

Very nice bowl Mike!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#9 posted 04-01-2022 09:30 PM

Well done Mike! Great wood choices plus great craftsmanship!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#10 posted 04-02-2022 02:02 AM

Beautiful piece….........Cheers, Jim

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

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