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Old 11-28-2013, 11:48 AM
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not sure how serious this is for you, or if it's just a hobby. My friend from college does this to supplement his income. He gets hundreds of dollars for each of his bowls. (I seem to remember 400-700 range). when I get home, and if I remember, I'll post his lathe videos.

He doesn't have a web page. I found this by google.

took me a while, but here's one.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...43586&offset=0

hope it works...
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Nice. Beautiful wood. Good workmanship.

I don't normally sand all the way to 1200, but then I have to start lower than 220, too!
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Nice. Beautiful wood. Good workmanship.

I don't normally sand all the way to 1200, but then I have to start lower than 220, too!
No idea what that means. But glad you enjoyed it.
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Sandpaper is rated by grit. The higher the grit, the smoother the paper. So, on a bowl, I'd start sanding with prolly 150 grit, and work my way up to 400. Your boy has enough skillz to start at 220, and he goes all the way up to 1200 grit, which is about as fine as a baby's bottom.
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This is pretty cool bc.
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took me a while, but here's one.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...43586&offset=0

hope it works...
Also meant to point out to the folks at home that might be interested; dude used a bowl saver thing that cuts out a lot of the bowl's interior, saving a lot of time with a gouge. In addition, dude can make a smaller bowl from that! I've seen four bowls that were all nested in each other that the turner used diff't size bowl savers to cut out. It's a nice thing to have if you're turning a lot of big bowls.
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Warm weather this weekend means I got out to the shop.

Maple bowl. It's the thinnest I've made, at just 1/16" at the rim, slightly thicker on the bottom. What looks like stains are just the coloring of the wood. What looks like the oil doesn't go all the way down the sides, and the wood is bare at the bottom is that the oil doesn't go all the way down the sides, and the wood is bare at the bottom. I couldn't put the oil all over the bottom on the lathe, because I had to take off the foot manually, and then I didn't finish it before I took the pic.

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A bottle stopper is usually a good beginning project. I'm immensely proud of the lighter of the two seen here. The wood is Olive wood. (You can buy it on-line from the Holy Land; I have no idea where mine came from.) Pics don't really do it justice, so you'll have to take my word for just how stinkin' beautiful it is. I had planned to give it to my mom for Christmas, but it might be too nice!

The other, darker stopper in the pics is made of an as-yet-unknown kind of wood. I bought a bag of blanks that has six different types of exotic-ish wood. It tells you what's in the bag, but not which is which. I can prolly search for them on Google Images and tell what's what, but 'tis the season to be busy, and I haven't yet. I wasn't as pleased with the shape of this one, but Mrs Browncoat laid the praise on kinda thick. Possibly because I complained a bit that she didn't lay it on thick enough when she saw the first one a couple hours previous.

I also had to go buy a bottle for the pics, because I couldn't get it to stick right in my box of Franzia. The ways I have to struggle for my art.

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So, at the behest of Mrs Browncoat, for whom I would gladly walk across a carpeted hallway, I gave the bowl to her mother, which apparently made her cry. I wonder if this will change our relationship at all. The stopper I gave to my mom, who didn't need it, but thought it looked cool.

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It was above freezing in my garage yesterday, so I got to do some turning. I actually finished three projects I had going.
  • A small walnut toothpick holder. I had a small piece that I turned round and cleared out the inside and didn't know what to do with. I finally decided to turn it into a toothpick holder. It's okay.
  • A bowl with a stand. One of the problems with bowls like the one in post #57 is that it takes time and effort to do a good transition from the sides to the bottom for such a steep bowl. I was encouraged to try a shallower bowl, so I put a foot on the bottom of it, since I had enough wood. I like it. A lot. Awesome grain patterns.
  • A salt shaker made out of maple (prolly the same tree as the bowl). Not like the crappy one in post #27 made out of pear wood. This one has some shape to it, and fantastic coloring.

I'd love to show them to you, but I couldn't find the camera last night, so you'll have to wait until I find it.

(This is called a "teaser", folks. It's all part of the showmanship.)
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