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post #1 of 15 Old 04-16-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Purple Heart

never used purple heart before but boy its hard for sure
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-16-2011, 06:54 PM
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Very nice. I like it.
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Love the shape on this one. Great job.

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I'm not a big fan of purple heart but that is beautiful.
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I've made a few purple heart pens but not a bowl. That's very nice.
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That's really nice.

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Sweet piece.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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thanks guys so much for the compliments
i have had this block ever since i got my new lathe and was waiting to turn it.i wanted to make a winged bowl but was afraid to try so this is what it is
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Great Looking Bowl

Purpleheart is one of my favorite woods as far as looks go.

It ranks way up there in my least favorite woods to work with. Everything from the micro splinters to the lousey planing and slow going sanding. On the lathe, it will burn my hands from the hot chips coming off it.

Again, nice job.

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Very nice job.
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On the lathe, it will burn my hands from the hot chips coming off it.
i definatly had this problem too
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That is gorgeous! I love the design. Thanks for the pix!

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to get rid of the hot chips hitting your hand i put a blob of that soft kneed artist eraser or you can use anything that will fit and stay into the flute of the gouge or roughing gouge. if you put it an inch or an inch and a half down from the end or right in front of where you rest your hand on the flute the chips hit that and fly straight up and out and never hit the meat of your hand ive been doing that for quite some time and works great if i think of it tomorrow i will post a pic of what im talking about i used to where a glove but read how bad that is then saw the easy wood chip guard and wanted to do something for my gouges and came up with that cheap and easy that my m.o.

knee deep in shavings
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I'm not a big fan of purple heart but that is beautiful.
Why don't you like it? I'm on my second bowl with it and kinda torn!
the shavings are hot and it dulls my tools quick!

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That's beautiful ... my wife's favourite pen is the purpleheart one I made for her a while ago, and I bought a couple of blanks about the size which could make a bowl like yours.

I think I'd better hold off on those blanks till I've perfected the jig for sharpening my new Thompson bowl gouge

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