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post #1 of 21 Old 07-15-2010, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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First bowl

Started my first bowl on my new lathe,dont really know what the hell Im doing.Just got it all rounded off and havent decided the shape yet.Itchy
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***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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very nice start Gary.

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Nice...I'm liking the basket weave effect you've got going there
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Thanks for the words of encouragement,I decided on turning the outside fairly straight.It was a bumpy ride getting the flat sections rounded off.I used a bowl gouge that i bought from Penn ind. and I sure like how it ate up the wood.I dont know if yur suppose to use it so much on the outside of the bowl but it worked fine.Seems like it turns better when you use a little patience doing this turning stuff.Now to make a waste block for the bottom,Im guessing it would work better than just chucking up the tennon being the bowl is a little big.
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Looks like you are off to a good start. And yes use the bowl gouge on the outside also. There are actually several different cuts you can make with the gouge but you'll learn those as you go along. Keep us posted.

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Gettin there!
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That's lookin good!

And should hold a fair amount of ice cream.....

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That's really cool Itchy! I'm gonna have to copy that idea and give it a whirl.
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That's really cool Itchy! I'm gonna have to copy that idea and give it a whirl.

Idea?I had an Idea?Did I do it the way you guys do it???When I finish sanding it would laquer be ok to use on it?I dont know whats toxic and what aint.

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Almost finished.
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that looks beautiful ... it's your first bowl? you aren't leaving yourself much room for improvement

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It looks like you're a natural at this stuff. And to think not too long ago you were debating whether to get a lathe. Great job and I'm looking forward to your next project.

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Thanks I appreciate the compliments,Gary

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Wow Gary,
that is absolutely spectacular. Good for you on succeeding on your first bowl attempt. I love the different coloured woods and the finish.

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Not too shabby Itchy! Not too shabby at all.
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Hey Itchy Nice job. I saw you posting allot of questions about lathes and turning so I figured this thread was coming soon. Makes me want to start turning.
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Hey WTG there,fine lookin job

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Nice job Gary. Since we three are pretty much all starting at the same time you've given me and the missus something to aim for. It looks great.

As to your question of - is lacquer food safe? - I looked into that myself and found mixed opinions on it.
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Nice job Gary. Since we three are pretty much all starting at the same time you've given me and the missus something to aim for. It looks great.

As to your question of - is lacquer food safe? - I looked into that myself and found mixed opinions on it.
Oh well the smoking will get me sooner LOL!

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Nice work Itchy. Nice looking piece for your first bowl. My first bowl ended up in pieces on the shop floor. It was not pretty! Keep up the good work.

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