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post #1 of 16 Old 08-05-2010, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Interested in turning bowls?

New to Lathe work,so am I.Just thought Id show ya how easy it is even for someone like me"a Noobie".Just a few steps I took to make a bowl.Now I need to cut off the bowl from the wasteblock.A little waxing and buffing cant hurt.Itchy/Gary
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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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That is quite spectacular ... thanks for showing the before and after pics.

I reckon if you knew the lamination would result in ovals after turning, then you aren't as newbie as you claim to be -- I had to look at it for a while before it clicked how you'd done that.

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Ive made three candlestick holders and this is my forth bowl.That pretty much totals up my complete lathe turnings.I saw how to do this one on a woodturning web site and thought Id try it.I kinda like this one.Itchy

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Good job!!

I know from personal experience how tricky it is to get those ovals to come out looking the same size. Just a little shift when gluing up the rings and the size of the ovals changes drastically - big on one side and little on the other. You done good.
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Since your using a wasteblock why not use a paper joint between the wasteblock and bottom. Then all you have to do is pry it off and sand off the glue and paper and your bottom is done. I used to do this all the time. Just put some yellow glue on the wasteblock and bowl bottom. Put a piece of paper in between and clamp it. I use newspaper. Most articles say use craft brown paper. I let it dry overnight because it does seem to extend the glue drying time. To get it off just put a sharp knife at the joint and tap it in. It will break cleanly.
Most turners nowdays use some sort of reverse turning method to actually turn the bottom. It gives a more finished look. For information on doing this go here to the tips pages and look up Methods and jigs for reverse turning bowls.
http://www.cumberlandwoodturners.com/htm/tips.htm
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That's fabulous Itchy. This design has a "Native American" flair. I really like it.
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Done!
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Interested in turning bowls

WOW,that is pretty neat

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That will hold a lot of popcorn Brother.
Nice job.
I like the purple Heart, nice contrast in color.

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Looks great Itchy,
I like the segments. Good way to end up with a bowl that should stay straight. .
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great ice cream bowl mate

Old wood workers never die thay just get dry rot
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That's really neat how it comes out in the end. I would love to try something like that sometime.,if I ever get caught up with the other 999,999 things on my to do list.NIce job.
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Itchy, are you listing this on ebay? I saw one just like it listed there...

Good work, especially for only a fourth bowl.
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Yes Frank it is listed.Take another look and if it say's *Gary's segmented bowls* its mine.I also sell a lot of Guitar Stands on ebay,about 20 so far.Like the bowls if it says *Gary's Guitar Stands*.Whatever I make,little as I do,it goes for things like more tools or tires ect.ect.Keeps the old goat busy.Itchy/Gary

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That looks fantastic. Nice choice of woods and great pattern.
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Nice work Itchy! Looks good and your segment joints all look tight.

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