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Thread: A bowl and a bowl tweaker

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    just south of the LA/MS border off of I-55

    A bowl and a bowl tweaker

    Got three or four inches of rain over the last two days. Had a minor fall too. Between all of this I was stuck inside. Here is a picture of the last bowl I turned, bottom still needs work and I may put a little more finish on the whole thing or I may just buff it all like it sits. The oak bowl was cracked when I started but I figured I would decide how to repair the cracks if it survived. Thirteen inches with a 3/4 rim and walls.

    The tweaker is oak heartwood. Couldn't decide what to make with it so I made a tweaking tool. A nice way to spend an hour or so when you feel like playing on the lathe but not a real involved project. The main thing I learned turning this is that I really need to brush up on my skew work. I could have done things a lot easier with the tools I usually use but I figure the skew needs to suffer sometimes too!

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Great job man. Really like the bowl,and if you start calling you " tweaker" a cavers mallet you might be able to sell a bunch of them

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Good stuff Hu! sorry about the fall, bue looks like you made the best out of it!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Nice piece of wood you saved

    Coming into those steep transitions is a bit challenging on the skew all right. Doesn't leave a lot of room to maneuver.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Both of 'em look nice, Hu.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Good stuff, Hu!
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