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Forum topic by BrianA posted 01-08-2021 01:43 AM 890 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-08-2021 01:43 AM

Found this bowl my wife started probably 10 years ago. So I’m finishing it for her. She had it turned and started to part off the lid. That is where I came in. I have turned the bowl down to about 1/4 ” thickens. I asked her what she thought and she said “if it was to be a refined bowl and a nice piece and not look like a beginner the walls should be thinner with a fine look to it. I thought it was OK. Its a bowl with a lid. But made for an interesting discussion. Was wondering what others thought.

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#1 posted 01-08-2021 03:54 AM

From the title I thought you were discussing the thickness of your lower intestine.

But it is a lovely lidded bowl.

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#2 posted 01-08-2021 04:06 AM

Well, i agree with her, but I also think a solid bowl is better than a cracked bowl.

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#3 posted 01-08-2021 04:35 AM

A great effort in your project

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#4 posted 01-08-2021 04:38 AM

Heh, he said bowel thickness…

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#5 posted 01-08-2021 05:00 AM

I uh have to admit, I snickered a bit myself.

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#6 posted 01-08-2021 05:09 AM

This ‘Bowel Thickness’ thread showed up right next to the ‘Stool Safety’ thread.

I think your bowl looks great btw. I don’t think if it were thinner, I’d think it was any better.

-- ~Walker

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#7 posted 01-08-2021 02:22 PM

Thanks. It appear my spelling has given me irritable bowl syndrome

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#8 posted 01-08-2021 02:26 PM

i like it the way it is,nice work.

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#9 posted 01-08-2021 02:29 PM

I’m in the waiting room at my doctor’s office right now. Do you need me to ask him something for you?

And nice bowl ;-)

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#10 posted 01-08-2021 02:36 PM

Maybe I should send you a bowl or stool sample :-)

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#11 posted 01-08-2021 02:42 PM

Thanks. It appear my spelling has given me irritable bowl syndrome

- BrianA

I don’t have the intestinal fortitude to stomach any of these crappy bowel jokes, and I’m not too anal about spelling.

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#12 posted 01-08-2021 03:02 PM

It sounds rather hippie, but I usually like to let the wood define the shape. Thin bowls show off the careful touch of the turner, but sometimes you lose the functionality of an actual bowl or some of the wood features by removing that much.

You guys are all overgrown boys in Dad clothes, aren’t you? :)

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#13 posted 01-08-2021 03:04 PM

So I to think it looks very good as is.
And figure what do you want the bowl for.
Functional warrants a thicker wall, where art you would want to be thin.

-- John

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#14 posted 01-08-2021 03:22 PM

This Bowel Thickness thread showed up right next to the Stool Safety thread.

- Walker

Cleaning up coffee spewed on my PC now.

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#15 posted 01-08-2021 04:23 PM

If your wife wants it thinner, let her have a go at it. She started it let her finish it. I imagine you’ve other things to do.

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