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I joined a local turning club Saturday, which I'm pretty excited about. I met some nice people, Learned some things and got to take home some wood from the wood swap. This is what I turned from some of the pieces. The first is maple and is my first attempt at carving a turning so don't laugh to hard. The maple had some nice grain but got very pulpy at the bottom & started cracking. The other bowl is supposed to be Alder, I am not sure. Thanks for looking.
Lou

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One word…Awesome!
 

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very nice lou, and i really like the carving, good job.
 

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Excellent job on carving Lou!! Cool piece of wood to turn.

Congrats on joining your club. I am very glad that I did so as well. I have made alot of new friends and have received alot of great mentoring from experienced turners.
 

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Really cool stuff, Lou!
 

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Sounds like at blog to me. I would love to see you in action carving a turning. Nice work
 

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Lou, that is some very nice looking work for a first attempt.

It is very difficult carving on a curved vessel. Does your lathe have indexing? The easiest way I have found to make carvings and insure that they align perpendicular is to rely on the index on my lathe and use a chalk string. I snap a line at each index then make the rough cut along the chalk line…turn to the next…and so on….once the rough out is complete…I will then switch to finer cutters until I have the form the way I want…..it is very tedious work for sure and not alot of fun to try to rescue a screw up….with a turning…I can usually rescue a bad cut….but the vessel is usually very thin when you are ready to carve…so once you start a cut you don't have a lot of room to adjust.
 

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Very nice Lou, in fact very very good. I really like the grain.
 

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Lou,

Your stuff is really looking good! Is it the Central New England Woodturners club you've joined, or something else?
 
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