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how long does it take to turn 6 bowls

I had a friend drop by last night. He needed 6 bowls that were 3" in diameter and half circles. They had to be exactly the same and fit his pattern so it took a little longer because I had to sneak up on the final dimension.
They are made from Hickory. They are going to be painted so I filled the worm holes with putty. The inside was straight off the Hunter #4 with no sanding. The outside was shear scraped with the Jordan shear scraper and then sanded with 220 grit.
It took me 2 hours 45 minutes to turn these.
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You are a machine, John....
Nicely done....love the Hunter

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I have a hard enough time getting 2 bowls close to the same dimension, let alone 6! Good work!

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I'm still trying to make 2 bowls that look close to the same size & shape, let alone 6 of them that match

(And I guess I might be able to turn one in around the time you turned all 6 ... provided it didn't have to be an exact dimension or shape!)

Serious question: what steps did you use, John?

If I had to do it, I'd probably start with the rim-side towards the headstock on a screw, turn the outside and make a tenon at the foot; reverse the tenon into a chuck, turn the inside and true the rim; reverse the rim into a jam-chuck and turn away the tenon.

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Good job John,
now string them together in pairs and find some girls to fit them to. Remind me of coconut shells.
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Very nice and done pretty quickly. I usually turn a medium sized bowl an hour but I tend to lolly gag around and get distracted a lot so I'm not the fastest turner.
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When you watch the pro's like Mike Mahoney and Glen Lucas you realize that none of us are fast. I just try to have fun but projects like this I had to get out of the way so I could get back to having fun.
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Good job John,
now string them together in pairs and find some girls to fit them to. Remind me of coconut shells.
Mike Hawkins

And PLEASE do not forget to post THOSE pics

I measured it once, and I cut it twice, and it's still too short......
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