Eastern Yellow Pine Bowl

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Project by Tom Godfrey posted 10-31-2012 11:11 AM 1558 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out with two pieces of scrap yellow pine I got for free, which is the price I really like. The two pieces were glued together and allowed to dry for a day or so. Cut all the excess off that I could before putting on my lathe. One of the pieces had a knot but I like working with knots whenever possible.
Well the knot came out while turning and the results was a empty knot hole. I could have turned it more and removed the knot hole but I like it the way it is. For some reason my little lady really likes this bowl so most likely she may end up with it.
Think it is about 9 inches in diameter, 2 inches deep and overall depth is 2 3/4 inches. I kept it pretty thick. Not good enough at turning now so I play it safe until such time I can do better and thinner work. My name isnt Jim yet but working toward that goal.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 12:48 PM

Nice bowl, Tom!!!!!!..................Jim

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

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 01:17 PM

Nice bowl Tom, the loss of the knot certainly adds character and I agree it is better left as it is, to fill it would have been a mistake.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 01:17 PM

Beautiful bowl – great turning job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 03:46 PM

looks like a nice bowl for some cereal, which i like..but the knot adds character, so enjoy seeing it around your house, my place is filled with things ive made…keep at it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 02:08 AM

Nice bowl Thomas BUT, the walls and particularly the bottom look rather thick. I’m sure, that like me you appreciate CONSTRUCTIVE criticism.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 11-01-2012 02:21 AM

yes the walls are thick Harry1. Don’t trust myself enough to try for the thin walls just yet. Need a lot more practice and that will come with time. Don’t have any way to check the thickness other than the feel with my fingers.
Have to keep in mind I knew nothing about a lathe, the cutting tools or even how to use them a few months ago. Its been fun and sometimes scary when a piece would go flying by my head headed somewhere in space.
Then don’t forget I got my hand cut up when I let one of the cutting tools get between the tool rest and the wood.
Learning and appreciate you looking out for me.
I appreciate any comment good or bad.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#7 posted 11-01-2012 02:38 AM

Beautiful wood in that bowl !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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