My first bowl (and mallet)!

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Project by JLJones posted 09-02-2012 12:36 PM 1467 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first bowl! It was the product of a woodturniing class that I took this weekend at my local Woodcraft store.

The wood was a piece of silver maple that was provided as part of the class. The finish started with walnut oil and then a friction polish was applied to give it a bit more shine.

I also added a picture of the mallet which was the first project we finished in this class. The mallet is rock maple with a BLO and wax finish.

Thanks for looking. :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 02:22 PM

hi very nice bowl for your first love the wood
and the mallet looks great keep on turning


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#2 posted 09-02-2012 03:27 PM

Good job on your first bowl ! Nice piece of wood too.

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 08:53 PM

great work—you are now hooked and will be turning about anything you can hold in a lathe.ENJOY

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 03:30 PM

Yes, I totally agree about being hooked. I was never focused on bowl turning specifically, but now that I have done one, I want to do MORE! :D

The wood was Silver Maple provided as part of the class. I really loved the grain and coloring.

Thanks everyone!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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