Back in the SHOP At LAST!!!

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Project by ChrisCrafts posted 02-27-2012 06:25 AM 1549 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After almost 3 months of doing everything but completing a project I finally got in the shop. I cleared away all the memories of my 6 consecutive destroyed bowls and went to work.

I used a crappy piece of wormy white oak and it came out great!

Now I have some confidence back, now let the projects begin!

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 06:27 AM

Looks good Chris. Glad you made it back into the shop.

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 08:07 AM

Glad you made it back. Bowl looks pretty good.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 11:57 AM

Bowl looks great, good to have you turning again.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 12:18 PM

So glad you are back in the shop!! I will be glad when I can get back in mine ;)

Oh, Great look’in bowl too….

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 12:18 PM

good to see
you are turning into a woodworker again

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

#6 posted 02-27-2012 01:28 PM

Very beautiful bowl,Chris!!!


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#7 posted 02-27-2012 03:06 PM

Great Work, Chris!

I really like the delicate “foot” on this piece.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 02-28-2012 06:28 AM

Nice work Chris.

The bowl looks great.

Happy turning.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 07:58 AM

Hi Chris,

Good looking bowls. I believe one of the more important character traits, especially for a woodworker, is persistence. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started a project over again for a host of reasons. But I always try to finish it eventually. In the process, I find I learn more and gain additional confidence with each project. I tell myself over and over again, “don’t keep thinking about it, just do it”!!

Keep up the great work


-- Jupiter

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