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5th Oct 2000, 07:34 PM
At the website below are some pictures of my first bowl. It's not real great, thin walled or segmented but I'm pretty happy with how well it turned out anyway.

It's made of Jarrah, comments or suggestions are welcome.

I'd like to do a segmented bowl one day soon with a contrasting thin ring of silky oak around the top and Jarrah at the base.

BTW the lathe I have is a loaner.. but I don't wanna give it back.


5th Oct 2000, 07:50 PM
Pathetic, absolutely pathetic, you turn out a masterpiece like this and grace it with a cheap beer. To really set it off try Hahn Premium, worthy of the achievement.

John Saxton
5th Oct 2000, 08:56 PM
G,day Lance,not too bad for a first time effort.
My first time effort wasn't too flash but then neither are a lot of turners!
Things will only get better as you gain confidence in the application of your skills which in turn will become honed the more you apply them preferably with the guidance of an experienced person with the skills!
Cheers http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif


5th Oct 2000, 10:46 PM
Lance, as you have probably gathered, these are all compliments......ignore Doorstop, it is obvious he has not got the 'bowls' to pass such comment. (see eunichs in the woodies jokes section)
My only regret is, I am not a woodturner and my lathe is only a status symbol.
One other point, careful on the ubeaut products, Neil gets a swelled head and is likely to raise his prices http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif

5th Oct 2000, 11:46 PM
Well done Lance.

When it comes to a "lumpawudwivadentinit" you certainly do have one, and a reasonably good one at that. I am particularly impressed with the understated shine especially being as how it is on jarrah. You get extra points for that.

Keep it up and you could end up on the demo circuit, and one day you may even be good enough to take over from one of the worlds best demonstrator - Primadonna Doorstop. But not for a little while yet. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif

Just to be a bit of a nit picker, I think you might find that the tool you used was a spindle gouge not a detail gouge, going by what I can see in the photo.

Cheers - Neil http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif

6th Oct 2000, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the comments. I still have a tremendous amount to learn http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/eek.gif . I Nearly fell of me chair laughing after reading doorstop's post.
Neil, I don't know if it's a spindle gouge or a detail gouge. In 'the fundamentals of woodturning' the author (Mike Darlow) refers to a detail gouge, I haven't seen mention of a spindle gouge yet.

hmm gotta make another lumpawudwivadentinit


6th Oct 2000, 11:36 AM
Lance. !
Nice looking bowl, good photography you've done well.
But you must learn not to use detergent when you wash your beer glasses.
John H. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif

Marshall Gorrow
10th Oct 2000, 03:24 AM
Hello Lance,

Looking very good for a first try! Most of us started with highly decorative fire wood!

What's this, you can drink beer from a glass? It comes in perfectly good bottles! Are we now that refined?


Marshall Gorrow
May your next turning be your best!

S Hayward
10th Oct 2000, 11:03 AM
Onya Lance
Now for your next effort, lets see you turn up a head for that beer!
See ya

13th Oct 2000, 09:39 AM
Great work. Wish I could get lumps of jarrah in this neck of the woods.
Don't you love the way everyone (well- nearly everyone) on this forum takes the mickey out of each other. It makes my day to read some of the replies and reminds me not to take life too seriously...even the very serious art of woodturning.