First Bowl

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Project by markswoodcraft posted 12-10-2012 12:22 AM 1293 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was my first item to be turned on the lathe other than a pen.
I really like the raised pedestal look on most bowls.
im pretty happy with the results, and i learned a lot.
It was very fun and i hope to do some more projects that involve turning
i think its maple, with a wee bit of spalting on it.
sanded to 320 and finished with beeswax salad bowl finish

Thanks for looking,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 12:35 AM

Great looking bowl. I am going to have to break down and buy a lathe.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-10-2012 12:48 AM

Excellent first bowl.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 12-10-2012 02:07 AM

Better than my first bowl. Nice work!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 12:56 PM

Nice bowl. If you are like me nobody gets my first bowl.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 02:23 PM

nice looking bowl.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 11:53 AM

Nice. In the second picture, it that a scratch on the front?
Monte, price a lathe plus the accessories before you buy. Accsssories will cost more than the lathe. Guess how I know. It is a fun hobby, though.

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#7 posted 12-12-2012 12:12 PM

Nice looking bowl. Hang on to it, it is always nice to look back and see your progression as you make more.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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#8 posted 12-12-2012 03:34 PM

yes, its a scratch

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