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    first on new lathe

    Ain't much. Small beech bowl i ruffed out about 3 months ago. Was really warped so didn't think i would ever finish it.Well i said what the heck i got to turn something. As it was so plain i thought i'd burn a line in it for some contrast. Still needs at least 1 if not 2 more coats of finish.Wife likes it so that's good.
    Here's a pic on the lathe and one with a coat of laquar.
    As always comments welcome pos. or neg.
    Steve
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    Looks like the new lathe is working just fine. Congrats on the first of what should be many pieces.
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    now just start thinnun them up steve
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    Well done!! label it and put in a prominent place in your home...
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
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    Very nice bowl. Sign it, date it and keep it for comparison a year or so down the road.
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    My god man you call that a bowl?
    You better get that lathe out of your shop now. So while you still got all the boxes pack it up and send it north

    You have my address
    No the bowl looks good Stephen well done
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    Looks great, your wife likes it, you are hitting on all cylinders for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    now just start thinnun them up steve
    Larry that pic don't show it but it's a even 3/16 thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks like the new lathe is working just fine. Congrats on the first of what should be many pieces.
    i'll get out there in a few and give it a real test but seems to be doing good so far.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Gallian View Post
    Well done!! label it and put in a prominent place in your home...
    Paul i have to many in the house already, so i'm sure i'll give this to the first person that likes it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Very nice bowl. Sign it, date it and keep it for comparison a year or so down the road.
    i should but it was just turned to get the lathe dirty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Looks great, your wife likes it, you are hitting on all cylinders for sure!
    Thanks Stuart. She is starting to become my worst critic. Ofcorse that's a good thing as if she likes it that meens more now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    My god man you call that a bowl?
    You better get that lathe out of your shop now. So while you still got all the boxes pack it up and send it north

    You have my address
    No the bowl looks good Stephen well done
    Don't call it much of a bowl. like i said it was just done to dirty up the lathe.I guess i could send the old lathe up there as i have a feeling it's gonna get real lonely sitting over in the corner.(not)

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