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Thread: I'm back, and how did he do this?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas

    I'm back, and how did he do this?

    Returned from our Hawaii trip just a little while ago. Will post a more complete report on CC later, maybe Monday.
    But, did find a puzzler for turners while on the islands. Two bowls like this shown were on sale in the gift shop.
    I have my guess but will hold for a while.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Glad you're back Frank.... you're not going to show us your tan line are you?????

    That's a cool bowl... have to think about how he did that though..
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Hardinsburg, KY
    A bit of turning and a bunch of carving. Neat piece.
    Working flat so I can play round,
    Doug Miller

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Tampa & NC

    I'm back'and guess how he did this

    Don't know,but looks pretty nice,I like it

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    The Menehunes did it! It's a Hawaiian thing Welcome back Frank, what rock did you visit? Hope the weather was good while you were here. This has been one of the coldest and wettest I've seen. Some of the Oldtimers tell me that this has been the coldest they can remember too but it was probably still warmer here than Arkansas Can't imagine how that bowl was turned. Is it for sure a single piece of wood? The wood looks like milo or mango.

    What goes around, comes around.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Welcome back, Frank. Looking forward to the trip report.

    My guess for the bowl is along the same lines as Doug's. The inner bowl could be turned easily enough. The outside would also be turned, but with a ring of thick wood left on the outside to be carved into the legs (and blended into the rest of the bowl in the spaces between the legs). It might also be possible that the legs are turned instead of carved. It'd have to be a pretty substantial offset chuck, but once you had things balanced it'd be pretty straightforward to turn the legs one at a time, repositioning it in the chuck for each leg. It'd only leave a bit of carving cleanup to do.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Welcome back Frank hope you had a nice trip

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Welcome back Frank.
    I was starting to wonder where were you.

    Nice legged bowl. I think I agree with what Vaughn says, it is a mixed technique one.
    Best regards,

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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Westphalia, Michigan
    Very possibly the inside is turned as well as the outside leaving some meat for a CNC router? Not to besmirch a talented carver. I have seen some awesome irregular bowls that were entirely hand carved. I don't know that I have that kind of patience. I suppose if I ever have to spend some years in a cell I might like to have a carving knife and some chunks of wood.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Central NY State
    found a wooden cow?

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