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Thread: My First Bowl

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    Talking My First Bowl

    Jumped headlong into the abyss tonight. Don Orr was gracious enough to host me at his shop this evening. We started with sharpening, he showed me his wolvie clone, and how to shape and hone the gouges we used.[







    I didn't get a photo of the profiles, but one was basically an ellsworth grind, and the other was a much blunter profile, which I liked more. I also got to try a round scraper for cleanup and then sanding on the lathe.

    Note to self, get DC fired up before getting the spinny thing going... koff koff...


    Here's the end product...


    no, wait. I'm only kidding....

    a little..


    Don had a 8 or 9" Ash blank all set.

    After a couple of walk throughs for angle and such here I went...




    Don is an excellent teacher, and I cannot thank him enough for opening his shop to me and giving me this lesson.

    I had a blast, Thanks Don!


    -Ned

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    Boom!

    Nice job Ned, and Don!

    Man, that shop is NEVER going to get done now
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    I've just got one thing to say:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=cJOZp2ZftCw
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    Excellent Job Ned. Great photos showing the process; your post is a keeper!



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    I had a great time too.

    You are very welcome Ned, it was really my pleasure. I have to say you are an easy student, you picked up the process and techniques quickly.

    Now get that shop done so you can practice.
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    Way to go. Now, unlike me, keep it up.

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    Nice work Ned!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Boom!

    Nice job Ned, and Don!

    Man, that shop is NEVER going to get done now
    Thanks Stu, and yes it is! I'm not woodworking outside anymore... let alone turning... though, with all the chips that might not be such a bad idea...

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I've just got one thing to say:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=cJOZp2ZftCw
    Thanks for that laugh Vaughn, now I have Freddy singing in the back of my mind.
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Townend View Post
    Excellent Job Ned. Great photos showing the process; your post is a keeper!
    Don grabbed the camera, I just stood there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Orr View Post
    You are very welcome Ned, it was really my pleasure. I have to say you are an easy student, you picked up the process and techniques quickly.

    Now get that shop done so you can practice.
    Don, see my reply to Stu... I can see two tools in my future though... a bigger dustpan and a chainsaw.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Nice work Ned!!
    Thanks Rennie, but I was just learning...
    -Ned

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    Congrats Ned! Great looking bowl for your first.

    Make sure you sign and date it, then after the shop is finished....oh wait.....yeah just make sure you sign and date it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Congrats Ned! Great looking bowl for your first.

    Make sure you sign and date it, then after the shop is finished....oh wait.....yeah just make sure you sign and date it.

    Thanks Jeff, I literally almost did a coffee spit-take when I read that. Serves me right for drinking coffee when I read the forum.
    -Ned

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