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Project by bushmaster posted 01-20-2014 04:35 AM 1376 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This the first bowl I have completed on my homemade lathe. Previous post. I woke up early this morning and realized my wife was attending a wedding shower for the daughter of one of our friends. So I jumped out of bed and had this bowl completed by 7:30 from one of the bowls I had roughed out of green birch last spring. It ran quite smooth so it didn’t shake the house, still had to make my breakfast. I have included pictures of some of the tools I use. First. I find useful is a magnetic light so I can see inside the bowl, then rubber faced firm fitting gloves as the chips are very hot coming out of the bowl gouge and they grip the sandpaper if you have to use it. What works better is a right angle drill with a foam pad, quick fast and no circular scratches. I turned the bottom by pinching bowl between faceplate and tail stock. Then ready for buffing with tripolie. One coat of gloss wipe on poly and a final buffing 4 hours later. Ready for signing and included a bread knife. Thought I would include these pictures and tools for the novice jocks. The quality of many turners of this site is fantastic and I would only wish to develope those skills. Thanks for looking and comments welcome.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 06:19 AM

Great bowl, what else can I say. I really like the darker heart wood contrasting with the lighter color. This is a really nice gift.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 06:46 AM

Brian, you & your homemade lathe have done very well, great result :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 12:41 PM

Great looking bowl. I just ordered my first lathe…can’t wait to start turning!!!

Thanks for sharing!


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#4 posted 01-20-2014 01:34 PM

I think the bowl has a beautiful form. When I realized it was turned on a shop-made lathe I was even more impressed.

-- Glen

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