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post #1 of 24 Old 08-03-2011, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Recycled bowl

A few weeks ago I took the feet off an old couch that was headed for the landfill and this is what I made from them. It's pine with a walnut knob and is finished with 4 coats of lacquer. C&C welcome.
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I like it. That was some real pretty wood in there. Did you use a glue block to hold it on the lathe?

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Very nice use of recycled materials. Never would have thought of that.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Who would have ever thought what was hiding under all that crappy finish. Beautiful work. Can't wait to see the other three.

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I like it. That was some real pretty wood in there. Did you use a glue block to hold it on the lathe?

No glue block. Just trial and error. Luckly it turned out as I wanted it to. That's the second bowl I made from a couch leg. Here is a pic of the other one I made a while back. I now have a few square couch legs to work with.
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These are great. I love what you've done with them. Sure beats throwing them out. Great work.

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Good job Donny,
That is quite a transformation. Are you planning on finishing the inside?
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Very nice great idea.
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Very nice.
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Nice recycle
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Great work. Now we have the annual inorganic waste collection this weekend, so I'll be on the look out for old couch legs as well as anything else useful that gets tossed out in my street!
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cool project! I wouldn't have thought of that!
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I was thinking the same thing, LOL. The college kids around here are always throwing out broken furniture. So if you see some old guy taking the feet off of a couch sometime.........

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This is just awe inspiring and just beautiful. Is that some wireburning on the lid and opening?
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I can't get over how much I can't stop check that box out, it's friken awesome :) and im starting to work on turning boxes myself, but I'm still novice with turning boxes :(
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So how did u manage to attach it for those wondering?
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Considering the thickness of the bottom of the second bowl I'm guessing face plate. Trial and error was most likely trying to get it centered on plate. IDK just a WAG

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I am always on the look out for wood to recycle such as chair legs(Bottlestoppers,pens),Couch legs(Bowls,stoppers,and whatever else I can think of. You can get an old wooden chair and use the wooden seat to make a turned plate of plattler out of. It's amazing what an old chair broken down can be re-used for. When I see any kind of old furniture I look at thickness and what it can be when I tare it apart.
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Great work. Now we have the annual inorganic waste collection this weekend, so I'll be on the look out for old couch legs as well as anything else useful that gets tossed out in my street!
I got all this by walking up and down the street, checking out everyone else's discards. Table & chair legs, bed legs, couch feet & ends, an axe handle, and some rimu wall studs. Now for the fun part...
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looks like a lot of potential :P
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