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New maple bowl

Felt like turning something this evening. This blank was a nice piece of figured maple that I won at one of our turning club meetings. We have a nametag drawing every meeting. If you have your nametag on and your name is drawn, you get a nice woodblank. Bowl ended up just under 8" x 3". I put a couple of coats of danish oil on it. In a few days I'll buff it and wax it.
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Very nice freebie there Mike. Looks nice.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Very nice!
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nice bowl mike
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pretty dang cool.
how did you do the burned circles on the bottom?
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Beautiful turning, Mike -- that blank was lucky when your name was pulled out of the hat.

edit: ps ... What brand Danish Oil do you use? I learned that the one I have (Tried and True) doesn't contain any resins, it's basically pure boiled linseed oil, and leaves nothing at all on the surface after it's soaked in.

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Very nice!!

I'm also curious about the circles. I know you mentioned a cheapie wood burner before but those are too perfect like the woodburner was mounted to the lathe or something.

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Not sure how mike does it, but you can burn on turnings in a number if ways. Use a small piece of wood that fits the groove, or an old credit card. A dulled tool can work. For spindles I use old guitar strings with some wooden handles (they get hot) .

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Last time I asked Mike, he said that he makes the groove with the tip of a skew and then pushes a scrap of laminate (such as Formica) against it till the heat builds up enough to burn the line.

I tried it but didn't have great success that way, the laminate I had on hand was old and flaky.

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Dunc has a good memory. The grooves are cut and then I use the laminate samples you can pick up at the big box stores for free. Stick the corner in the groove and it will get hot enough to scorch it.
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Nice form to your bowl Mike...and the wood has some good character too. How did you mount the blank...did you have a tenon and then turn it off?

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Nice form to your bowl Mike...and the wood has some good character too. How did you mount the blank...did you have a tenon and then turn it off?

Thanks,

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Yes Paul, that's exactly what I did. When I'm all done with the rest of the bowl, I flip it over and mount it in a large set of bowl jaws I have and turn off the tenon and finish the center of the bottom.
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