Bowl rejuvinating

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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-25-2011 06:44 AM 1527 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While recovering from the operation to have the right knee replaced I spent the time in the sun carving and piercing these three bowls that I turned when I started turning in 2009. After collecting dust in the shed for two years bowls 2 and 3 were sold at the local market. I am having the left knee down middle of next month and will dig more bowls out of the shed to redo. Hope you all don’t get to p….d off.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 11:03 AM

Nice work Bob! Hope the knee ops get you all sorted out!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 11:04 AM

First I’d like to congratulate you for the success of the operation and wish you all the best for the next one.
I like all these rejunivinated bowls, partiularly the first one. They look magnificent. REJUNIVINATION is good idea for those old projects. I have many of them and you make me feel to rejunlfivinate them. But first, I have to find an excuse to be admited to a hospital.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 02:04 PM

You my friend are getting soooo good at Bowl rejuvinating. This one is outstanding!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 03:18 PM

Bob, very nice looking rejuvenating on those bowls, any excuse you need to keep the woodworking
going is good. I had both knees done at the same time in 2004, I do not like hospital stays. If you have
access to a rowing machine with adjustable resistance, I found that was the easiest way to get the knees
back in shape and flexible, neither the doc nor the physical therapists mentioned it, but be sure to ask
them. The head nurse in the Osteo unit was my middle daughter, Kim, and she and her crew just did not
cut me any slack. Hope all goes well with your knees, and you are back playing in the shop soon. I would
call it working, but everyone knows I am having too much fun to call it work. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 08-25-2011 03:46 PM

Wow, Bob. You are a master at embellishing turnings. Great job!! I wished you lived closer,. I have a bunch of bowls in my wood chip barrel waiting to be finished… could do ‘em like that!!!!!!!!!

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

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#6 posted 08-25-2011 05:47 PM

Well, Bob, I am wondering if you thought the operation is worth it? It must be if you are going through another one. Reason I’m asking is I will be getting my left knee replaced in Nov and am trying to get feedback. Looks like what you are doing is a great idea and maybe I should make a few bowls for that purpose when I’m out of commission!

By the way you did a nice job embellishing the bowls!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 08-25-2011 08:35 PM

hi bob hope you get back on your feet soon and get back in the shop hope the knee replacement works out for you and you have no more pain
love the bowls you are becoming a real master at these keep them coming and glad the are selling for you


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#8 posted 08-26-2011 12:06 AM

Hey Bob, you’re just having way toooo much fun with these “old bowls” they’re looking very nice indeed, I like your cover shot one with the Monarch carved into it.
Good to hear the knee doin OK , should be no problem with the second, then we can see the results of more sunbathing :)))
Cheers Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 08-26-2011 11:25 AM

Thanks all for the comments on the bowls and the knees. Hey, sam, I don’t think you need a trip to hospital to get you going. Gus I will be using the rowing machine for the next couple of weeks, finding it great. Irvine have sent you a message. Should be back having fun in the shed Oct/Nov be great to do some new projects.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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