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post #1 of 14 Old 10-19-2011, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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I finished 5 more hand mirrors a several bowls last week. Here are some of the photos. The black rim bowl is really small, about 4" It's maple. The larger bowl is spalted maple. It's about 11" across.
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Top notch stuff!

Give me some idea of how you formed the rim/feet of the l'il one, please...

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Man your work always amazes me. I like the black rimmed maple bowl. The way you treated the rim and foot takes a simple bowl to the next level.
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your work is beyond normal
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Your work is great but I really like the square mirror second from the left, just like turning a square bowl.

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Excellent work. I especially
like the mirrors.

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I'm trying to put the finishing touches on an article for Woodturning Design on carving feet and handles on bowls. Of course it probably won't come out for 3 to 6 months. Joe has to find a spot for it and they usually run 3 months ahead of the current issue.
Turning the handles should be pretty clear. You just leave a wide rim and then cut away what you don't need. The foot is the same. You just leave a ring on the bottom (or you might call it a foot that is hollow) The ring needs to be long enough and thick enough to hold the feet you plan to carve. Then you just carve away everything that isn't a foot.
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Very nice John. I may have to try that type of legs myself. I tried once to carve out four legs and well... didn't come out too well.
Is that black gesso on the rim or some other type of finish?

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Great work as always John,
I like the figured maple mirror the best. The bowl with the feet and carved rim is pretty cool.
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As usual, this is some pretty beautiful stuff. I love that spalting, it's very striking. Excellent work.

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Great stuff! that bowl with like the feet is amazing
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Striking stuff! I love the form of the spalted bowl. Gosh who am I kidding I love em all.

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John, some of these items are beautiful. I love the mirrors. I have a quick question about them though. obviously you turned them in 2 separate pieces. did you drill a hole in the base of the mirror and then leave a tenon on the handle and just glue it? if you did, how did you drill the base of the mirror? just trying to learn as much as possible

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I will have a chat on www.woodcentral.com on turning my hand mirrors this Wednesday at 8 central time. Ellis has put up a link to a handout I just made that goes through all the steps plus a few other handy details. If you go to woodcentral and click on the turning Forum you will find it. If you have further questions join us at the Chat on Wednesday.
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