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post #1 of 26 Old 05-21-2011, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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1st Bowl

This is my first bowl ever. It's just roughed out from a piece of fresh Maple and put in a bag for now, but had some fun.
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post #2 of 26 Old 05-21-2011, 08:19 PM
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Hey Rich,
Looks like a good start. Grain is centered in the middle of the bowl. The shape looks good too. Should turn out nice when you go to finish it.
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Thanks Mike, I have a real good turner from our club helping me out.

I now have all kinds of new stuff to buy. I got the new grinder 8" VS, a scale, a new bowl gouge, I need the sharpening jig and the accessories, a curved tool rest because I like how easy it makes things and I'm sure a few other things that I can't think of at the moment.
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It sounds like you are getting sucked into the turning vortex and with no way out you will find a whole new world in here. I've been hooked for a while now.
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Very nice form for a first bowl. Keep turning them like that and you'll be a pro before you know it.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Thanks guys.

I tried to turn a dry piece of pecan earlier but it's completely different for sure. I also have some green oak to try, not as fresh as the maple but pretty green.
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green wood is fun to turn and so much easier on the tools
dont forget to buy a bunch of new expensive tools to turn with
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Nice work, only one cure for 'Turning Fever'. Buy more gouges!

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This is my first bowl ever. It's just roughed out from a piece of fresh Maple and put in a bag for now, but had some fun.
Very very nice. Great form as well. I wish my first bowl had better form.

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Looking good!
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I like that -- hope all goes well during the drying phase, and look forward to seeing it finished.

I have one request ... when it's dried out to the point where you're ready to do the second turning, please take a few pix. Might be interesting to compare the shape against the pix you've posted here, as well as after you've finished it.

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I like that -- hope all goes well during the drying phase, and look forward to seeing it finished.

I have one request ... when it's dried out to the point where you're ready to do the second turning, please take a few pix. Might be interesting to compare the shape against the pix you've posted here, as well as after you've finished it.
I'll try to remember.
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Well I forgot to take a picture before i started turning it again but here's one after I messed up and it broke. I'm gluing the foot back on and maybe the side but if not it will be a shorter bowl.
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That is to bad. It really is frustrating to get to the last cut and a project just explode. I have had several occasions when I tried to turn the inside bigger than the outside.

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That's a pretty healthy catch there. You could glue that piece back on with some medium CA glue and finish it. Don't ask me how I know.
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It sure looks nice, sucks it blew up Rich. Hope the next one goes better!

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Ouch ! Hope that works out for you.

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That's a pretty healthy catch there. You could glue that piece back on with some medium CA glue and finish it. Don't ask me how I know.
Mike Hawkins
Mike why is medium CA better then say Tightbond II or III? I sure was going to use the Tightbond.
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Wow Rich, that sucks. The bowl was looking so good too. i bet you had to change the old boxers after than one caught and snapped. Good luck with the repair and future turnings. Looks like you are well on your way.
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Wow Rich, that sucks. The bowl was looking so good too. i bet you had to change the old boxers after than one caught and snapped. Good luck with the repair and future turnings. Looks like you are well on your way.
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Not really, after my finger and catching on fire it takes more then that to have to check my boxers. I am glad I was wearing a shield because it hit right between the eyes on the shield.
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