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Thread: Holy bowls

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Cornwall, England

    Holy bowls

    We had a fairly new turner on our UK forum bemoaning the fact that he had gone through the bottom of a bowl. Big club that one

    I posted this to show one way of doing a save and thought it might be of use to some here tho' no doubt it isn't new for a lot of you

    One 12" elm platter with a hole in the bottom

    Wood is too nice to throw so

    make a small pedestal and a button in a contrasting wood that fits through the hole and into the pedestal

    Put all pieces together and voila

    Who's to know it wasn't intended except perhaps another turner who has done the same thing


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Beautiful "save" Pete. I think the finished product is nicer than the bowl would have been.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    I guess you didn't need a really nice elm air scoop for the dust collector then??

    That is a nice save and if you don't tell anyone, you can claim that as the original design..
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Nice save Pete. I like it.
    Bernie W.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Very nice Pete.
    Well done.


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