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Thread: My 2nd Attempt at Turning a Bowl

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    WNY, Buffalo Area

    My 2nd Attempt at Turning a Bowl

    Here is my second attempt at bowl turning, since getting my lathe at Christmas. It is figured maple with a mineral oil finish (food safe!). The blank was 8" x 8" x 3". I worked on this over the course of 2 days, for a total of around 8-9 hours combined.

    This bowl was my Father's Day present to my Dad.

    What's the deal with the Sharpie? I put in in the picture for perspective.
    When I did my first bowl, I showed alot of people the pictures. Then when I showed them the actual bowl, they were disappointed that it wasn't as big as they thought it would be.
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very nice for a second attempt, Sean. Real pretty wood, too.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Excellent 2nd bowl Sean!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Nicely done Sean, I'm sure you dad will be pleased, make sure your sign and date it.

    The bottom of the bowl, it looks kind of like a lid to a box or something, not much of a foot on it, does this affect the way the bowl sits?

    Just curious, as the bottom has a very nice clean look to it.

    Again, great job, keep them coming!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Sean, very nice second try, and also a nice father day gift.
    Is the bottom totally flat, or a little bit concave?
    Nice work Sean!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Sean, very Well Done! That wood has tons of figure in it. Great gift, I'm sure he will love it.

    Since my dad turns as well, my mom has said "no bowls for gifts" as they have tables and shelfs full of them. I gave him a cherry log instead!
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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  7. #7
    Very nice bowl Sean,and even nicer since it is your second try.You did a swell job and should be proud of a job well done. BTW that little one sitting by you with the huge smile is proud of you too. Mitch

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Great Job Sean!

    I'm not a turner but I can appreciate well done jobs. The use of a pen as scale indicator is very good, it gives us a better idea of the size, pics without size references are usually misleading.

    Looking forward for the next one.
    Best regards,

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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Well done Sean !! There are many of us out here (especially me) who wish our second, third, or even eighth attempt was as good as your second. I especially like the wood. The grain is beautiful!

    cheers eh?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    Beautiful piece of wood! Very good job of polishing and finishing!

    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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