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    13" Cherry Bowl

    I pushed the limits of my lathe yesterday afternoon with this one. The blank was a bit lopsided and BIG so I did some cuts on my little 10" bandsaw so it would fit and be pretty well balanced. Had hoped for a bit deeper bowl, but ended up with one about 13" in diameter and 4" deep. This will be going to a good friend who gave me a $50 gift card to Woodcraft out of the blue a few months ago. He said he got it in a Xmas gift exchange at work and had no use for it. I used it to get set up to turn pens, but have yet to turn one. He'll get a pen or two later as well.

    Anyway, it was a good although hot and humid afternoon in the shop yesterday. I turned it to final shape and hope it only warps a bit and doesn't crack...the cherry was cut about 6 months ago but was pretty dry when I turned it. All the other blanks from this log checked to much to use as a big bowl so those will be coming soon...just smaller in size.
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    Very nice bowl, Jeff, but I'm a little disappointed. I saw the thread title and was hoping to see what a 13" cherry looks like and what sort of bowl you'd put one in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very nice bowl, Jeff, but I'm a little disappointed. I saw the thread title and was hoping to see what a 13" cherry looks like and what sort of bowl you'd put one in.
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    Hilarious! But nice job! That's a pretty nice sized chunk-o-cherry!
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    Lovely!

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    Nice looking bowl Jeff.
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    I can see where you said it was a tad bit out of balance. That first pic looks a bit interesting. But you certainly ended up with a very nice bowl. I like it a lot.

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    Thanks guys!
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    That's a gorgeous bowl, Jeff. I"m hoping to get back to bowls a little later this summer. I've a lot of spindle turning to do at present. I love working with cherry on the lathe.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very nice bowl, Jeff, but I'm a little disappointed. I saw the thread title and was hoping to see what a 13" cherry looks like and what sort of bowl you'd put one in.
    They're a little squishy and hard to keep in shape. What you need is a 13" cherry pit.
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