Square Cherry Bowl - Failure followed by Success

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Project by Rickterscale posted 01-21-2014 03:08 AM 1553 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some spare 8/4 cherry lumber that I decided to try to use to make a square bowl. The first attempt ended with too much tearout, so I had to make it into a regular old round bowl. I figured out the appropriate gouge approach and technique on the second bowl, and it came out okay. These both ended up as Christmas gifts. I’ll have to try it out on some more interesting wood next time. Finish is carnuba wax on the round bowl and Minway gloss wipe-on poly on the square one.

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 03:19 AM

Very nice, luv the shape

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 03:26 AM

They are a lot of fun to make, bit dodgy for the fingers though.
Great job.


-- 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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#3 posted 01-21-2014 03:35 AM

Yeah, I was very careful to keep my knuckles clear of those sharp edges. Fortunately I didn’t get cut.

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 04:41 AM

Wonderful piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 06:28 AM

Nice work & well done, :)

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

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 09:21 AM

Nice shape and turning, beautiful wood and great finish…excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 04:18 PM

Well done. I like the manta ray they are just very interesting pieces

-- Ron Campbell

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