Wifes out of town

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Project by Andrew posted 03-31-2011 02:45 AM 1761 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So My Wife is back east taking our son “college shopping” for 10 days. UNLIMITED GARAGE TIME! And nice weather too! So what should I do… find some great pieces of wood, and turn them. Wow, heres what I got. Some box elder, ash, elm, birch, apple, and silver maple, one of them I did the Trifern Dye Job. I will show some more detailed pictures later tonight. Some are finished with varying shades of shellac, mineral oil and bees wax, and some just mineral oil. Fun fun fun, 3 bowls went to work with me, so they didn’t get in the pictures I have sanded the skin off my fingers, so now what should I do? Go to Lumberjock and post some stuff, eat a cadbury cream egg, and watch the Red Sox beat the stuffing out of the Astros, 5-0 in the first inning. I think tomorrow I will turn a lamp shade, finnally found my faceploate, buried under some chunks of wood. You know, it seems those experienced turners were right about not worrying about enough wood, 4 years ago, I scavenged for enough wood to turn, now I have to turn it.
I do miss my Wife though! Just keeping myself busy in her absence.
Thanks for checking this stuff out. All comments and criticism is welcome.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 02:58 AM

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 03:00 AM

I get it. So, your wife is out of town and you are playing around. <jk> nice bowls!!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 04:08 AM

Very nice work. I like the biggest one the most. But they are all excellent. May your chuck always be tight.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 05:02 AM

We woodworkers are a sad lot. We can’t wait for our wives to leave town so we can “fool around” all we want. :-)

Nice bowls!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 01:04 PM

You HAVE been a busy boy!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 01:15 PM

Great way to keep yourself out of trouble – and you can never have enough bowls :)

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 01:54 PM

Happy to go bowling anytime!

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#8 posted 03-31-2011 07:36 PM

Pretty fun way to spend a weekend :)

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#9 posted 03-31-2011 07:57 PM

A gorgeous set of bowls, just beautiful. I love all the different woods.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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