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I’ve made and given away so many bowls I’ve lost count. The little ones are great to put rings and ear rings in, my wife puts potpourri in some, others are just decorative. Maple, ash, alder, the dark little ones are yew: nice stuff. The walnut plate has an alder stripe. I cut the blank on the band saw, coated a strip of alder both sides, clamped the whole mess back together. Keep the general direction of the cut going with the grain and only a gentle curve. You don’t need a fancy Lathe but you need real sharp tools; especially on wild grain like the figured maple.
If the comments seem puzzling: it’s because I origonally posted the bowls as “bowels” Hummmm my mis-spelling of the title caused some concern but it has been “eliminated” so all is well now. LOL

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#1 posted 03-26-2008 12:54 AM

wow that is a lot of bowls. they all look great too. keep up the great work!

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#2 posted 03-26-2008 01:01 AM

what a wonderful collection! Gorgeous bowls

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 03-26-2008 01:02 AM

I don’t care too much for bowls but these are great.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 01:07 AM

Nice work!
I like your turned shapes. They all seem to follow the classic style ( still my faves)
I too have topped up all my friends with my turnings.
I have begun to trade some of the les interesting progeny for Tylenol and A-35 rub.
Now I rarely turn anything that is not a challenge to me.
When I started I would turn 2×4”s just for the thrill of it.

Keep em comming!

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 03-26-2008 01:44 AM

Trying to get our attention with the title? Nice work on the bowls!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 03-26-2008 04:53 AM

I noticed the title as well when I went to open it. But this is a nice post. I have got to get a lathe so I can begin to have fun like you are.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 03-26-2008 12:53 PM

I had some trepidation before I opened this, due to the title. I like the bowls you have turned, however.

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