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13th Oct 2014, 08:26 AM
This is my 3rd attempt at making a bowl, and the first one I have finished,
My first attempt is still ongoing and is a Mallee Stump Bowl with lots of sanding still to be done. I only work on this one at my WW Club,

My second attempt is a very finely sanded & highly polished stack of fire wood. Hence the Pot Belly Mistake Rectifier in my shed.

Sadly, I had a bad catch near the end of my turning right on the top lip & I wasn't game to try to remove it as there is not much material left there & I wanted to preserve the shape. I thought I might have been able to sand it out , but Nah....

I still have a lot to learn but its a fun journey.


Mike Tilley
13th Oct 2014, 09:34 AM
Nice looking piece of wood and quite a different shape nice job

13th Oct 2014, 12:56 PM
Nicely doneTicky. Told you that Apricot would have some very special grain, and that one looks spectacualar.
Like the term "mistake rectifier".

Bruce White
13th Oct 2014, 02:20 PM
Very nice! Lovely wood is it not?

13th Oct 2014, 09:39 PM
Thank you all for your encouragement.

I loved turning this piece of Apricot, and I have a couple more bits to play with as well.

My Mistake Rectifier hide all my sins, ever the one that flew of the lathe in 7 different directions at about Mach 1.5, or atleast thats how it seemed at the time.


14th Oct 2014, 02:20 PM
What absolutely lovely grain. What did you finish it with.

brendan stemp
14th Oct 2014, 07:28 PM
That's a bloody good effort for your third bowl. Yes, lots to learn but I would think you are well on the way to being a good turner.
Catches, you might need to check out this video...
Good luck with it all

14th Oct 2014, 08:25 PM
Hey Christos,

I sanded it to 2000 & finished it with about 8 coats of Burnishing oil.

I haven't found a finish that I am really happy with yet, but I went to Carbatec (Adelaide) to by some Ubeaut Glow as I was told this is a good finish. Of the 2 or 3 Ubeaut products they had in stock, Glow was not among them. I bought the Burnishing Oil as I had heard of Burnishing oil before. Its ok, but I recon there are better products available.

I gave the outside of my first bowl a couple coats of burnishing oil & it looked great, but the sheen didn't last. Hopefully, with the extra coats on this bowl, it will keep on looking like it does now.


Thanks for the encouragement, And the video link. Much appreciated.

I actually watched that video the other night, & a couple of his others as well. Its a very good video for us learners & I am starting to get a better idea of chisel angles etc. I practiced it a bit on a pen yesterday

My wife wants a larger fruit bowl, so naturally I told her that my lathe (MC1100) is too small to turn bigger bowls so I would have to buy a better Lathe..... She told me she would buy a bowl. That conversation didn't exactly pan out the way I hoped :)


14th Oct 2014, 08:46 PM

My Apologies, I only just realised the significance of You giving me that link.

I knew I had seen your Avatar recently.

Your Videos are are exceptionally well done and very much appreciated. As a learner, your Wooden Chisel makes it so much easier to understand.

Thank you.