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    first bowl

    Here is my first attempt at making a bowl. The wood is Sugar Maple. I roughed it out when the wood was green, sealed the end grain stuck it in a bag and then re-turned this past week.

    I finished it with Tung Oil. The wood came from a large branch that we have on the greenhouse/flower shop property. I have lots of Spalted Maple wood from this branch.

    joe
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    That is beautiful Joe and quite an accomplishment for a first, second, third, etc. bowl. Well done, great shape and execution.



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    Very nice indeed!

    How "fancy" did you get with the turning process? Reverse chucking is assumed, but just wondering if you went whole hog and used a vacuum chuck? Compression chuck? Jam chuck? Something else?

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    very nice bowl Joe,, sorry to hear of your affliction but if yu decide to come back to the flat side your always welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Burton View Post
    Very nice indeed!

    How "fancy" did you get with the turning process? Reverse chucking is assumed, but just wondering if you went whole hog and used a vacuum chuck? Compression chuck? Jam chuck? Something else?
    thank you and it was a compression chuck. I have a Super Nova2 chuck and the 10 inch Coles Jaws that fit it. I plan on doing a lot of this type of bowl for my real world retail flower shop business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    very nice bowl Joe,, sorry to hear of your affliction but if yu decide to come back to the flat side your always welcome
    Larry, I have too much invested on the flat side to ignore that part of woodworking.

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    That's a great bowl, especially for the first. Ya done good, Joe.
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    good looking piece or work.
    Working flat so I can play round,
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    Very nice Joe. Well done!

    Tom

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    That is a beauty Joe for your first. Well done.
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