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Phil Spencer
15th Jan 2010, 04:30 PM
The couple over the road have decided to get married after living together for 20 years, to celebrate the union I am making a burl bowl to give them on the happy day. Got the outside done today will turn it and mount it on the chuck and do the inside another day.

I like to leave some bark on these bowls so the tree can show through, only problem with the work spinning at about 1800 RPM I have to stop and count the fingers every now and then (thank god foe a variable speed drive) :D when it's finished it will look like a medieval porridge bowl.


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HazzaB
15th Jan 2010, 06:50 PM
Hey Phil,

Can't wait to see the finished Item, I like the rough natural edge types of things, even better when the bark stays on.

HazzaB

mick61
15th Jan 2010, 07:02 PM
G`day looks good. Where did you get the Vari drive was there much hassle with attachment? How much $?
Mick:D

Phil Spencer
15th Jan 2010, 07:44 PM
Hey Phil,

Can't wait to see the finished Item, I like the rough natural edge types of things, even better when the bark stays on.

HazzaB

I will post a finished picture, larger burls are tricky I had to bolt the lathe down I got sick of chasing it around the workshop :D:)

Phil Spencer
15th Jan 2010, 07:47 PM
G`day looks good. Where did you get the Vari drive was there much hassle with attachment? How much $?
Mick:D

Hi Mick
I work selling motors and drives so the parts were easy and cheap to come by. A bit of advice don't listen to the advice on this topic on the Forum you will most likely get your self in trouble. :rolleyes: Go and talk to a motor/drive specialist. You should be able to convert for around $800.00

mick61
17th Jan 2010, 10:43 PM
Thanks
Mick:D

artme
18th Jan 2010, 04:58 AM
Looking good Phil!!:2tsup:

What is the timber?

Allen Neighbors
19th Jan 2010, 12:05 PM
when it's finished it will look like a medieval porridge bowl.

That's exactly what it'll look like. I wanna see the finished piece, too. :2tsup: