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08-14-2021 03:50 AM

I would like to share with the wood turners here small bowls with feet and texture on the outside.
As you can see the wood is pretty much firewood quality. The big one is about 5 inch across and 3 inches tall.
No sanding inside out. I finish the inside with a negative rake scraper.
It’s my design but feel free to make one or two. They are addicting so be careful :)

Good Luck

-- Aj


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#1 posted 08-14-2021 04:05 AM

Very cool! reminds me of molcajetes from Mexico, only those are usually stone.

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#2 posted 08-14-2021 04:31 AM

very cool can you give more detail in the process you use to create these beautiful bowls ? im very interested.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 08-14-2021 02:42 PM



very cool can you give more detail in the process you use to create these beautiful bowls ? im very interested.

- pottz

Sure any particular part that you want to hear about.
I don’t want to insult anyone with something that’s obvious. My main goal is to make these without sandpaper inside and out. but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t be sanded smooth.

-- Aj

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#4 posted 08-14-2021 07:57 PM

are the feet attached separately or turned from the same block of wood.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 08-14-2021 09:30 PM

The same block of wood I turn the outside and bottom first.
Here’s a look at the bottom after it’s been turned on the lathe. The bottom is left thick so my chuck holds tight. I also have this one marked for the position of the feet paying attention to the grain for maximum strength.

-- Aj

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#6 posted 08-14-2021 09:45 PM



The same block of wood I turn the outside and bottom first.
Here’s a look at the bottom after it’s been turned on the lathe. The bottom is left thick so my chuck holds tight. I also have this one marked for the position of the feet paying attention to the grain for maximum strength.

- Aj2


thanks aj.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 08-14-2021 10:12 PM

How did you go about texturing them?

-- Ryan/// I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#8 posted 08-14-2021 11:42 PM

Just regular carving gouges I chase the grain down hill to get clean cuts. It’s a really good way to teach the mind to go with the grain.
Also do a lot of shaping with Nicholson 49 & 50 patten files or rasps.
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#9 posted 08-14-2021 11:47 PM

I’ve been meaning to try turning something with feet like that. Very nicely done. I assume you added the bow tie on the cracked one before turning?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#10 posted 08-15-2021 01:34 AM



I’ve been meaning to try turning something with feet like that. Very nicely done. I assume you added the bow tie on the cracked one before turning?

- Lazyman

The bows I added afterwards there’s 2more on the bottom. The wood is eucalyptus and it incredibly tough. The bow ties are mostly for visual interest.
I’m ramping up to do a craft show next month and another before the holidays.
Trying to anticipate what will sell is a lot like voodoo :)

-- Aj

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#11 posted 08-15-2021 03:18 AM

I don’t sell my stuff but I find that colored epoxy or turquoise in cracks and worm holes really seems to catch people”s eye. I have even used brass powder and epoxy which polishes like solid brass. When I give stuff to my friends, that is usually what they gravitate towards. Another that they seem to like are live edged bowls.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#12 posted 08-15-2021 10:05 PM

Very cool I like the feet and texturing a lot.

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#13 posted 08-15-2021 11:53 PM

Thanks Jim.

-- Aj

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#14 posted 08-16-2021 01:05 AM

Cool design… what do you use to cut the feet out… or I should say, to cut the non-feet portions out ;)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#15 posted 08-16-2021 01:36 AM



Cool design… what do you use to cut the feet out… or I should say, to cut the non-feet portions out ;)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I use a handsaw and make a cut on each side or the feet to the other side. Then a chisel to break out the chunks of short grain wood.
As I mentioned above I use a no50 &49 rasp to shape everything better texturing.

-- Aj

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