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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    Finally getting the hang ..except..

    So long ago i found some Osage Orange at our local recycling dump. The other day wanting some instant gratification i decided to chuck up a piece and see if i could actually get a bowl going without a hole.

    Well it started out much bigger but due the the knots/endgrain gradually got smaller as i tried to get a sharp thin edge. Then i had some chip out and after some advice here i and swmbo saying you can post that, i decided an executive decision was in order so here goes.

    The results of my efforts. I love this wood it has so much character I wish i could capture the color you see when its raw.

    Again it got the wipe of poly treatment. I will get off it i promise.

    I just wanted these few bowls out of the way so i can get back to flat land.

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    Just for the record I left the tenon on to prove i can do it but also this is actually the foot i wanted. I was hoping to make this bowl look like one of those bun feet from a sofa. So i wanted the tenon to lift it off the deck.

    Thank goodness for sandpaper. Thanks for that tip Vaughn.

    This has not been quiet finished but its reach that point where its either leave it alone or burn it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Well done. Yes, OO can have some interesting and unique figuring. It can be challenging to turn. Hope you realize that eventually it will look like walnut. You picked up from a discard pile. If it wasn't there for a long time, like ten years or so, it will probably crack on you. OO takes a long time to dry. It also dulls tools. But that is worth it, I like turning OO.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Rob that's a sharp piece of wood. great job

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Nice looking bowl you made there Rob!
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Ya done good, Rob. Your bowl looks similar to some of my first few. As you learned, those knife edged rims do have a tendency to break away as you're trying to cut them.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Southeast Pa
    Looks real nice...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    PURTY wood rob, and it looks smoooth to
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    That is beautiful, Rob. OO can really be different.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Nice job, I'm glad you showed us, very pretty wood!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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