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rtyuiop
25th Apr 2015, 02:47 PM
Hi folks,

My first bowl ended up with some regrettable toolmarks, so decided to try a second go at the same sort of thing last night... And what do you know, practice really does improve things:

Attempt 1:

http://rtyuiop.net/workshop/maple-silkwood-2U2A8949.jpg
http://rtyuiop.net/workshop/maple-silkwood-2U2A8951.jpg

Attempt 2:

http://rtyuiop.net/workshop/spurwood-bowl.jpg

Cheers,

Danny

Scott
26th Apr 2015, 11:48 AM
Awesome! Finished very nicely as well, well done :)

pommyphil
26th Apr 2015, 12:50 PM
Yes, nice crisp lines on the third one,well turned, well photographed :2tsup: What size are they ? Phil

rtyuiop
26th Apr 2015, 05:38 PM
They're both about 15cm across the top rim - size determined by the blank more than any planning or design. Need to work out what they are useful for at that size...

Thanks guys!

sparkie54
27th Apr 2015, 04:06 PM
Very nice - You can use them for peanuts and lollies at parties

rtyuiop
28th Apr 2015, 11:42 AM
You can use them for peanuts and lollies at parties

Ahah - that's about right, I'll fill 'em up with nuts and put a nutcracker nearby!

Evanism
28th Apr 2015, 11:43 AM
Re-turning is always good. Some of my best work comes out of stuff I made earlier :)

Bluegum
28th Apr 2015, 02:13 PM
Looks great there Danny, very nice:2tsup:

Lidcombe
1st May 2015, 09:57 PM
Well done!
What timber and what finish?
Love the luster you created.

Christos
2nd May 2015, 12:16 AM
The second attempt nicer. Well done for not giving up and giving it another go.

Just don't get hung up if things don't work out first go.

rtyuiop
2nd May 2015, 05:13 PM
Yeah, I am pretty happy with the last one - was planning to gift it to someone, but it's nice enough I kind of want to keep it!

The first is maple silkwood, the second spurwood. Both sanded to 600, then EEE and shellawax. The spurwood in particular feels lovely in the hand after that.