A couple of bowls

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Project by Hoakie posted 09-25-2011 12:15 AM 1422 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing too fancy but here are a couple of bowls I turned out of some wood I harvested from the lake in MN. The first one had some really neat grain symmetry going on and one defect I thought I could work around. I guess nobody is going to have soup out of it since it didn’t hold together to well :). The second is from the same tree but natural edged.

I decided to give the first one to my neighbor for his 50th birthday. Hope he likes it.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-25-2011 01:21 AM

Excellent bowls. You centered the grain patter very well. I love that natural edge bowl, I have yet to make one….Jim

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

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 02:04 AM

Nice looking bowls !!! They look really thin too. I like the natural edge bowl too.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 03:54 AM

Nice bowls. I cant ever seem to get the bowl walls this thin with out breaking the bowl while still on the lathe. Great work.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 02:57 PM

Thanks guys

@Michael1, the first one is by far the thinnest I’ve turned to date. I found if you leave a lot of mass in the bottom as you are working the top down to thickness it makes things easier. once you get the sides down then you can start hogging out the bottom and blending into the sides. I also will stabilize the outside with my hand (or they sell a jig) if i need to mess with the outside near the end.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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