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    Couple Newbe Bowls

    Couple bowls I made this weekend -- Still working on developing skills but I'm slowly getting there. First one is mystery wood from firewood pile -- It was previously worm food and somewhat spalted. It's kinda thick by todays standards but I was afraid to go much thinner -- there were lots of surprises in there. The second one was requested by LOML as a gift for a friend -- is a lot more tame, Maple and Black Walnut, walls are a little thinner than the first, all in all I think it looks good.

    I'm learning so comments and critiques are very welcomed.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    Super job on both bowls, Tony. I really like the form on both of them (the curves flow well and they are nice and even). The maple/walnut bowl is a knockout, whether it came from a newbie or an experienced pro. Very well done on both pieces.
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    Tony 2 beautiful bowls off of (pun intended) a beautiful lathe. You did a great job on them. What kind of finish did you use on them? How big are they? Keep'em coming.
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    They both look good, I agree with Vaughn, the form is great.

    Thinner would be better, but not too thin!

    The second one I really like, for it's simplicity, VERY nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    What kind of finish did you use on them? How big are they? Keep'em coming.
    They are finished with Mylands Friction Polish, buffed at high RPM's.

    The wormy one is 7 1/2" diameter at the rim, 3 3/8" high. It's about 3/4" thick at the base tapering to 3/8" at the rim.

    The maple / walnut one is 5 1/2" diameter at the rim, 2 1/4" high. It's about 1/2" thick at the base tapering to 1/4" at the rim.

    Wall thickness is still a challenge to me, I've ordered Thickness Calipers from Lee Valley, should be delivered tomorrow. I hope I got the right ones and I hope they will help.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    Tony.......Very nice first bowls! I wish mine had turned out that well. While I have and use thickness calipers.........the best local turner I know and he's very skilled, just uses his fingers. Recently I took a photo of Dave Richards sail boat wheel in for him to see. He requested I bring in some of my recent turnings for his viewing. When I showed up with a bowl I turned from maple burl and a HF.........He just used his finger tips and would you believe he found defects that I didn't notice with my calipers?..........He is extremely talented and experienced, however.

    Again...nice bowls! Keep at it!

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    Tony nice work. I like both of them ,the thick one has a nice rim on it to take your eye away from the thick look.Keep them coming.
    Ken

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