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Thread: Experimenting with differnt forms. Here is my funky bowl.

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    Experimenting with differnt forms. Here is my funky bowl.

    I turned this bowl yesterday afternoon/evening. The wood pretty much dictated the shape because of a defect in the wood and wanting to keep the height. I figured I would make it an experiment and see how I liked it. It is a piece of mesquite that is about 8.5 inches in diameter and about 4 inches high. The piece is a consistent 1/4 inch think except bottom because I did not feel like hollowing down into the foot. It is finished in Watco Danish Oil and I plan after a few weeks of cure time spraying with lacquer.

    I really tried to keep radius's consistent and flowing into each other. Now one of these day's I need to figure out how to take a decent picture.

    All in all I kind of like the way it turned out.

    Thanks for looking

    Alan
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    Looks good to me. I like FUNKY!

    Bruce
    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    Alan i kind of like it my self. Great job
    Steve

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    another I like it!

    Tony, BCE '75

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    I like it, too. That's a difficult form to get right, and I think you nailed it.
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    Alan, those are nice curves (on the bowl). Nice work.

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    Well Done Alan! Having the foot heavier will give it great balance.
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    Thanks to everyone I really appreciate the positive comments. I really love turning mesquite. For those who don't have mesquite or have much experience with it. Mesquite can be turned green or pretty green to its finished form and thickness. It is so stable that it hardly moves as long as there is no pith. I have turned several pieces since I started turning that were green to finish form and thickness without issue. It is even pretty wood which is just that much more of a bonus.

    I am often envious of my turning brothers and sisters in particularly the turners in the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast for their selection of hardwoods available to them just out their back door. Then I realize that while I don't have as big a selection I do have mesquite.

    Thanks,

    Alan

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    Alan

    Different is nice - in your case I agree you hit it perfect

    Jack

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    Funky? Looks like classic lines to me, and very well done! Bet it's tricky to transitition between the 2 curves but yours looks flawless!

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