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first bowl made on lathe

Postby Rob. N » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:11 pm

Today i have had ago at turning a bowl out of some beech on my lathe and this is the end result.

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finally done. I didn't have any fruit for scale so I used an egg.

the outside finish is a bit bumpy but theres no furry end grain. the bit i had difficulty with is the hollowing and the inside finish which did come out furry. its a but thick but have to say i enjoyed making and can't wait to have another go :mrgreen:.

As this was my first time at using my tools i did cheat a little by taking off the outer axe marks on my power lathe :oops: . but having found that they work really well my next bowl will be done 100% on the pole lathe :mrgreen:
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Re: first bowl made on lathe

Postby Ian S » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:02 pm

Hi Rob

Congratulations!! :mrgreen:

Cheers
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Re: first bowl made on lathe

Postby Robin Fawcett » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:49 pm

Rob. N wrote: i did cheat a little by taking off the outer axe marks on my power lathe :oops

Well done Rob. A lot of people rough out bowl blanks with the chainsaw or bandsaw.
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Re: first bowl made on lathe

Postby paul atkin » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:58 pm

nice one matey, looks like you listened to what i was saying, keep on going you will get there :D
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Re: first bowl made on lathe

Postby Rich Dyson » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:29 pm

Well done Rob - that bowl looks really good for a first attempt :mrgreen: 8)
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Re: first bowl made on lathe

Postby Rob. N » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:49 am

keep on going you will get there


have just got some more beech to play with so once i sharpen my tools there will be a bowl 2,3,4,and so on.

that bowl looks really good for a first attempt


thank you. need to work on the end grain and getting a smooth outside for next time.

Here's to the first of many...


yes definateley :D. i know what im gonna be doing for the rest of my summer.
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Re: first bowl made on lathe

Postby paul atkin » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:52 am

about time we got to look at some more pics young rob aint it
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Re: first bowl made on lathe

Postby Rob. N » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:45 pm

some of the bowls i've done latley.

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had to repair the spilt with wood glue and shavings.

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My new re-enachtment bowl

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this one has got the best finish i've done so far

and it was also the thinest i've done so far aswell
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