I call this my "Lamp Shade Bowl"

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Project by HamTurns posted 05-10-2011 04:25 AM 1272 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Maple bowl that I started turning almost a year ago when it was green. I got a little carried away and turned it pretty thin, then when it dried it warped of course.

But I had just enough to work with to round it out again.

-- Happily turning on my Robust S16LB "There is no failure except in no longer trying. "

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#1 posted 05-10-2011 04:32 AM

Very nice. I have to make a lampshade for a lamp I’m designing and I thought to make it that way- a light wood turned very thin. I was going to use a dry wood but I think I will do what you did and just leave it a bit thick so I can finish turning it a a few months.

Thanks for sharing and getting me thinking about it again!!!!!!................Jim

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

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#2 posted 05-10-2011 06:22 AM

Nice bowl

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 05:23 PM

Nicely done! I’m thinking of making a lamp shade out of wood. The thinness will definately be a challenge to allow light to shine through.

-- "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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