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Thread: Cherry Bowl and a Nice Visit

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Xenia, Ohio

    Cherry Bowl and a Nice Visit

    I had the pleasure of visiting with Tom Keen Thursday evening. Tom is a super nice guy and was very patient with this dyslexic who gets up/down mixed up at times. The plan was for me to learn how to turn a natural edge bowl on his larger lathe. And, to learn how to properly use a fingernail bowl gouge.

    It was decided that I needed quite a bit of practice with the tool and the NE bowl might be a little out my league at the moment. So we went with a 'normal' bowl. Boy, did I learn quite a bit... "Ride the bevel" is still ringing in my ears as I type. The bowl below is the result.

    This is Cherry with sap wood. 10 1/2" x 3 1/2" Finished with some Mineral Oil and bees wax.

    Here I am actually doing some final scraping. (Yes I have safety prescription glass' on.)

    Here is Tom doing some sanding on the bottom. Tom has a really nice area for turning. Thompson tools (Sharp!) and a really cool vacuum chuck that he made him self.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great job. I really like the sap/heart wood arrangement on this one, Jon.

    And good on Tom for doing a little mentoring.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Cumming, GA
    Beautiful bowl. I really like the picture with the shaving piled up

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    lutefisk capitol, USA
    Nice looking bowl. At first I thought it was glare from the flash until I read the sapwood part.

    By the way, I see you are doing a commendable job of protecting your forhead with the faceshield.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Nice bowl, pretty wood for sure!

    Nice to get some one on one training, lucky you!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Krum Texas
    The bowl is awesome!

    He just shaved months off the learning curve for you.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Great job all around Jon! What's next?
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

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