Three turned bowls

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 02-18-2008 02:35 AM 1394 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are three turned bowls that never made it to the craft sale as wife appropriated them for her own use.
Bowl in the back is spalted sugar maple. The lidded box is cherry, oak and mopane finial. Bowl to the right is a segmented bowl with 48 pieces made of paduak, oak, walnut, maple and purpleheart.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 02-18-2008 02:55 AM

Nice work Jeff. I like the way you did the lidded box. must try that one.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-18-2008 04:35 AM

I really enjoy the segmented bowl. I assume that these were scraps that you combined. I can understand why you wife “appropriated” these bowls. They are all gorgeous.

I have said it before and I’ll probably say it again- after seeing posts like this I have got to put a lathe in my budget.

Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 02-18-2008 04:52 AM

they all look very nice. are single close up pictures a possibility?

what are you using for a finish?

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#4 posted 02-18-2008 06:22 AM

Yep ! they all look good. Looking forward to seeing more of your work soon.

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#5 posted 02-18-2008 09:05 AM

Those look really nice. I especially like the spalted maple.


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#6 posted 02-18-2008 12:07 PM

Very nice bowls. Having just turned my first one I appreciate the work and talent that went into these. Nice work!

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#7 posted 02-19-2008 01:06 AM

I will attempt to get some individual close up pictures out. For finish I start with CA thin set glue and then sand up to 600 grit wet paper. After that I apply two coats of mylands high speed friction polish with the lather running at 3000 rpm. I sand between each coat up to 2000 grit wet paper. After all that I buff with wood shavings. On some pieces I will also apply a coat of beeswax. The segmented bowl is rings of wood cut at 22 1/2 degrees and then glued up. Once all the rings are cleaned up they are glued together and clamped into my homemade press. Thanks for all the comments.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#8 posted 02-20-2008 02:02 AM

Excellent turnings, thanks for sharing.

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