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    in progress natural edge bowl

    This is being turned from that bush my brother brought over. It's 12x 6 1/2 at the tallest point. needs some more sanding inside and the foot turned away. More sanding sealer and finish but thought it is turning out all right.Will post finish pics if all goes well.
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    dat sur dont lok like no platter to me steve yu better be gettin that platter made for the misses before she sends this new lath back to the store looks like a nice chunk of wood yu get there and lookin mighty fine in the new form as well
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    Good looking piece Stephan. Make sure you post when finished.
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    Looking good, Steve.
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    Wow, Steve. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Sweet!!
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    While I do have a small lathe I really haven't turned very much on it. So my question is: if you have a piece of wood turning around on the axis, how do you get it to come out as an oval or is this bowl really round and just looks oval to my eye??
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    That's a great looking piece... I've tried a few NE pieces, but I keep knocking the bark off.. spastic I guess.. waiting to see the final finish..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    dat sur dont lok like no platter to me steve yu better be gettin that platter made for the misses before she sends this new lath back to the store looks like a nice chunk of wood yu get there and lookin mighty fine in the new form as well
    thanks Larry had forgot about that platter. funny she hadn't said anything about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Good looking piece Stephan. Make sure you post when finished.
    will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looking good, Steve.
    Thanks i'm trying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Bower View Post
    Wow, Steve. Can't wait to see the finished product.
    I'll make sure i get it up when i get -r-done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Sweet!!
    Thanks Stu even if you were going for Canada. just kidding ofcorse it was a good game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    While I do have a small lathe I really haven't turned very much on it. So my question is: if you have a piece of wood turning around on the axis, how do you get it to come out as an oval or is this bowl really round and just looks oval to my eye??
    Dan it really is round just looks like a oval.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    That's a great looking piece... I've tried a few NE pieces, but I keep knocking the bark off.. spastic I guess.. waiting to see the final finish..
    Chuck never had much luck with a natural edge ether, just got lucky with this i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    While I do have a small lathe I really haven't turned very much on it. So my question is: if you have a piece of wood turning around on the axis, how do you get it to come out as an oval or is this bowl really round and just looks oval to my eye??
    Dan, it's an optical illusion caused by using a blank with a curved face. This tutorial by Mark Cothren shows the process, and you can see the oval look develop in the progress pics:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=13180

    If the bark surface was flat, the bowl would look round. Since it's not, it looks oval.

    In this series of pic, the bark face is wavy, but relatively flat. The end result is a wavy, but relatively round bowl:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=17473
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