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So I decided to bite the bullet and try bowl turning. I practiced the motions on some green wood before taking a deep breath and going for it and this is what I got. It is made from ash and dyed with a water based turquoise dye. The bowl is about 8 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep. It's nothing fancy or artistic really but it has successfully given me the turning bug.

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Graet looking first bowl. I look forward to seeing many more. Thanks for sharing.
 

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i must admit that looking at triferns dyed pieces made me want to try it. Aim high right?
 

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Great job! Isn't dying wood like this a lot of fun. With coarse grain like Ash I have even played around with applying a lite coat of gilding cream. The gold (or silver, bronze or copper) color of the gild cream goes into the pores (can leave as much or as little as you want by wiping with a clean cloth before the cream totally dries) and gives a cool shimmer to the natural or dyed wood. It's not for every project, but it's kind of fun to play with. It is especially cool on turned christmas ornaments.
 

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You got a smurf caught in your lathe.

Actually, I like it. Practiced on green wood, and dyed it blue. Really cool.

Keep up the good work.
 

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Nice looking bowl. Good job for your first bowl.
I was wondering…with the blue dye on the bowl, can you use the bowl for food purposes?

I'm a new turner also, so I appreciate what time and effort went into that bowl.
 

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Looks great! Really caught my eye, so I clicked on it to see what was going on. Refreshing to see something of plain wood that is not plain ol' wood anymore ;-))
 

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How good would a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream look in that.
 

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looks real nice , great job i need to try boul turning some time.keep up the good wood work
 
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