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  1. #1
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    The practice has started

    Hola,
    as a newbie I want to share
    my first woodturning projects.
    I made some faceplates.
    My two sons ( I also has a daugther) are giving me
    a hand with the sanding of a bowl.
    The last picture shows my progress with
    two set of bowls that I am making.
    I am glad to know stus mom
    is doing well.
    Saludos
    Alfredo

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    Muy bueno, Alfredo. What type of wood did you use for the bowls? They look very nice.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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    Es cedro blanco

    Vaughn
    It is white cedar
    Saludos
    Alfredo

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    Nice work Alfredo! It's good to see you getting the family involved too.

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    For a newbie, you are doing quite well! Very nice projects! I need to do more than pens on my lathe! Welcome to the Family!!! I hope to see many more of your projects!

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    Alfredo that is very cool seeing the family involved. Those bowls are some beauties. Hope to see more projects.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

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    You MADE the faceplates

    A man after my own heart!

    Everything looks great, but the best thing is the look on your son's face, and the look you your face, you guys are having fun, as a family!

    Fantastic!
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    A Family of Wood Turners -- That's awesome !!

    Tony, BCE '75

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    I am proud of my children

    Thanks for your kind comments.
    I am attaching some pictures
    of my children helping me
    for setting the shop.

    I want to ask you about
    which method do you recommend
    for the bowl finishing?

    Saludos Cordiales
    Alfredo

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    Those are great pictures of your kids, Alfredo. I see you had to be creative to get your shop set up.

    There are many ways to finsh bowls...much would depend on what products you have available, and how shiny you want the bowls to look. I have been using a tung oil/varnish blend (sold here as Formby's Tung Oil Finish), but that is only one of many ways they can be done. For a non-shiny finish, you could do something simple like wiping them with mineral oil (although it would need to be re-done occasionally, since the oil will eventually dry out). For shiny finishes, there are many ways to go. Virtually any finish is "food safe" after it has cured, but there are several brands of "Salad Bowl Finish" that work well for bowls that will be used for food. Wipe-on polyurethane is another very popular finish. It is easy to use and it is durable. Some people just put a good coat of paste wax on their bowls, although it will not stand up to food use very well.

    I hope this helps -
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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