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Old 03-31-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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I finished my first bowl the other day. Made from a 6x6x2 block of rosewood. I still have a lot of learnin' to do and some tool techniques I need to get better at.

I did most of the hollowing and shaping at ~1600-2200rpm and I noticed a lot of vibration as I got closer to the finished product inside. By vibration I do not mean that my tool was jumping on the rest, I mean it sounded and felt like I was using a hammer drill to hollow it out. That could have been caused by the speed of the spindle or the angle of the tool...

However, here is the finished project (flaws and all)











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Old 03-31-2016, 11:55 AM   #2
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What flaws????

That is awesome! What power tool did you use?
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:58 AM   #3
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Very nice!!!
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:06 PM   #4
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:11 PM   #5
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looks good
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:14 PM   #6
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you have a talent and a skill
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:16 PM   #7
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Awesome work. I still have not tried to turn a bowl.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:17 PM   #8
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I must have missed something...........that thing is bad to the bone!!!!!
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:38 PM   #9
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Looks good. Been wanting to try a bowl. Waiting till i can afford to spend the money on a chuck and some jaws
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:38 PM   #10
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That's really nice. I wish I could do that.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:46 PM   #11
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That is really cool. What do you treat it with?
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:50 PM   #12
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That is awesome! What power tool did you use?
Wood lathe
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:50 PM   #13
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nice job
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:02 PM   #14
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looks good
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Awesome work. I still have not tried to turn a bowl.
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:10 PM   #15
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What flaws????

That is awesome! What power tool did you use?
Don't get me wrong, I am beyond happy with it. I guess am harder on myself than others are. I can still see some tool marks and a couple places that had some chip out. But for my first... I am ecstatic!!

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Looks good. Been wanting to try a bowl. Waiting till i can afford to spend the money on a chuck and some jaws
Thank you, I used a Nova G3 chuck and am real please with it. I found it on amazon cheaper than anywhere else.

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Thanks, I sanded to 600 grit and used "Pens Plus" finish.
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:35 PM   #16
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Agreed!
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:40 PM   #17
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:50 PM   #18
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Really nice.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:44 PM   #19
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:45 AM   #21
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"However, here is the finished project (flaws and all) "

A turner will always find flaws that usually no one else will see. I have turned a lot of bowls and each one has had flaws, you will never be able to create a piece of art that is flawless. The good thing about turning a bowl is usually you are not trying to reproduce something so if you have a small chip out then you can keep removing material and it will work out better. I have had alot of pieces turn out way better than I ever thought they would because at the beginning I made a mistake and that mistake drove me in a different direction. Looks great to me!!!
What chisels are you using.

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Old 04-01-2016, 09:47 AM   #22
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:24 AM   #23
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Looks great!! Still have not done any bowls.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:28 AM   #24
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Looks great!! Still have not done any bowls.
lol, this is all your fault. It was your post about your lathe that got me started. So... thank you
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:38 AM   #25
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"However, here is the finished project (flaws and all) "

A turner will always find flaws that usually no one else will see. I have turned a lot of bowls and each one has had flaws, you will never be able to create a piece of art that is flawless. The good thing about turning a bowl is usually you are not trying to reproduce something so if you have a small chip out then you can keep removing material and it will work out better. I have had alot of pieces turn out way better than I ever thought they would because at the beginning I made a mistake and that mistake drove me in a different direction. Looks great to me!!!
What chisels are you using.
Thanks Kevin. I used a Nova G3 chuck and a Sorby 3/8 bowl gouge with a fingernail grind.

When I first attempted the bowl I had a catch and actually broke the mortise and had the bowl fly across the garage You can see the catch on the bottom of the 2nd pic and the damage on the 3rd.





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Old 04-01-2016, 11:19 AM   #26
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That looks great! What did you finish it with, Danish Oil?
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:39 AM   #27
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Thanks Kevin. I used a Nova G3 chuck and a Sorby 3/8 bowl gouge with a fingernail grind.

When I first attempted the bowl I had a catch and actually broke the mortise and had the bowl fly across the garage You can see the catch on the bottom of the 2nd pic and the damage on the 3rd.





Just a learning curve

Looks like the second try came out awesome tho
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:42 AM   #28
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Looks awesome, not many "flaws" as you say that I can see!
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:15 PM   #29
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That is nice.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:28 PM   #30
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Wow very cool I think it turned out amazing!

Someday I'm going to buy a wood lathe. Then it can sit in the corner of my shop and collect dust. Lol
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:48 PM   #31
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Thanks for the comments
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:29 PM   #32
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Thanks Kevin. I used a Nova G3 chuck and a Sorby 3/8 bowl gouge with a fingernail grind.
When I first started I used all the original style chisels. Now I use mainly the replaceable carbide tip tools. To me they are so much easier to use. I have had plenty of pieces break off and fly. Only took one to the forehead before I invested in a good face shield.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:32 PM   #33
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When I first started I used all the original style chisels. Now I use mainly the replaceable carbide tip tools. To me they are so much easier to use. I have had plenty of pieces break off and fly. Only took one to the forehead before I invested in a good face shield.
They are in my future just don't know when. I have been lookin at those "Easy Wood" tools.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:36 PM   #34
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That is what I have. My square is the easy start. My round, diamond shaped and parting tool are the full size from them.
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:29 PM   #35
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Wow!! Looks amazing!!
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:08 PM   #36
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I've got some walnut I need to do the same with. Nice work.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:24 PM   #37
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I've got some walnut I need to do the same with. Nice work.
Good Luck, it is fun!
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:26 PM   #38
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