My second Bowl

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Project by winters98 posted 05-29-2013 02:30 AM 1435 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a chuck of wood in the neighbors scrap pile . 2 days of lathe work and a seal coat of stabilizer i got a nice bowl no t sure what it is though .
i found out how much i nead a bandsaw

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#1 posted 05-29-2013 03:24 AM

It has a beautiful grain. Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 10:58 AM

Beautiful bowl. Love the wood grain. Wonder what kind of wood it is?
Looks like you are doing a great job of turning. When I first started I did a lot of spindles before I even tried a bowl.

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

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 11:44 AM

Hard to believe that as in a scrap pile great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 12:12 PM

I will have to say that is one of the most beautiful pieces of wood that I have ever seen.
Great job on the bowl.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-29-2013 12:36 PM

Wow, that is one beautiful bowl and great wood you used. It is amazing what is being scrapped that could be pieces of art! you sure found a beauty for bowl #2. Are you numbering your bowls?
I have each one of mine numbered because my mentor said that I needed to make 50 bowls before I made a hollow vessel. So I am up to bowl #60. You’ll be surprised at how fast you make them!!

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

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#6 posted 05-29-2013 12:54 PM

Great save from the trash pile. You never know what you have till you put the tools to it. Very beautiful grain.

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

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#7 posted 05-29-2013 01:01 PM

Great bowl with beautiful colors. Nice job. It almost looks acrylic.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 05-29-2013 01:50 PM

Beautiful bowl turned out of beautiful wood. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 05-29-2013 02:58 PM

are you sure you didn’t find a scrap of marble in your neighbor’s wood pile? that is beautiful!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#10 posted 05-29-2013 08:10 PM

What an amazing piece and a beautiful job!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#11 posted 05-29-2013 09:43 PM

You really go lucky with that amazing piece of wood. That said, I am even more impressed at what a nice shape and proportions you got and only your second bowl! I’m sure your future holds a lot of fantastic turnings.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 06-01-2013 12:09 PM

Did this wood have a nice smell when you turned it? Looks a lot like it could be camphor. It’s a nice turning wood and often has a lot of color and character. Very nice for your second bowl.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 06-13-2013 12:46 AM

Thanks all for the kind words on my work.
I found out that it is Maple by the way. Found more like it to turn …..can’t wait to see the results

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