Walnut Bowl

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Project by PittsburghTim posted 06-25-2013 01:30 AM 1347 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second bowl that I have turned. The first was nice, but the finish revealed that I did not sand adequately. I will chuck it up again this weekend and take another shot. Power sanding was very effective. I know that it’s a very simple item, but I hope to get lots of practice and do more complex pieces.

Thanks for looking,


-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 02:41 AM

Good lookin’ finish!! Complexity is not necessary if you do SIMPLE well….. and you DID! Kudos!

Question though, what “gear” did you use to turn? I don’t have a lathe, but have a vague recall of how to work one from HS—back when dirt was new. I keep hitting yard sales looking for a “steal”.... so far I did steal a tile saw and an ancient scroll saw, and some hand tools, but no lathe. Not that I have ROOM for one, but that’s not the point of course.

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 02:51 AM

It looks pretty good for a “2nd”

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 10:42 AM

Jpedi, I have a variable speed lathe, but did the turning at the high end of the lowest speed range, ~ 750 RPM. At fasster speeds, I seemed to make more dust as opposed to curly little shavings. I wouldn’t take this as advise, though, as I am very new to turning and am just getting a feel for proper use of the tools and machine.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 04:38 PM

Beautiful bowl! Like the shape and the walnut and the finish sets it off. Great job!

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