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Project by ed220 posted 10-11-2011 01:25 AM 1471 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have had my lathe for a few months and got into making pens, Figured it was time to try something different.
Made the bowl kinda shallow but it;s the 1st one so what the heck. Made from a block of paduak that I got from Rockler. I like the contrasting color at the bottom. Finished it with friction wax. Not as cool as I wanted it to look but I’m ok with it for my first attempt.

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 02:11 AM

I haven’t turned a bowl yet, but I’ll tell you that I’d be super happy if that were my first attempt. I think you did a great job and I love the color

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 02:46 AM

I could show you a bunch of “Gee, I wish I would have kept it on the lathe and turned it down some more” or “Shouldn’t have made it with that kind of curve”, but every one was fun to make. Something about taking that block of wood and finding out what’s inside that makes it all worth while. I love the colors. Paduk is one of my favorites whether it be flat work or round.

Nice job and be careful, you’ll spend lots more on the tools and gadgets than you did on that lathe.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 02:55 AM

Thanks guys.Yeah Scott..finding that out ,but that ’s what a hobby is for.. to take all the money that your wife didn’t take.

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#4 posted 10-11-2011 03:18 AM

You didn’t turn the bowl shallow, you left a heavy base for stability!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#5 posted 10-11-2011 09:18 PM

Great looking bowl. I just finished my first bowl last night. I did mine out of Curly Maple and let me tell you, the grain made it a challenge. I love the contrast between sap and heart wood in your bowl. All too often people remove that but the contrast adds to the character of the finished piece and in my opinion, shows off the entire beauty of the tree from which it came. Great job! thanks for sharing.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#6 posted 10-12-2011 02:48 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. This is a great site !!

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#7 posted 10-13-2011 05:55 AM

Looks mighty good to me!!!!!!! Nice turning…...............Jim

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

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#8 posted 10-15-2011 05:01 AM

I really like the shape you chose. Very impressive first attempt.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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