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20th Aug 2015, 09:10 AM
Well hello everybody I had picked up a few pieces of figured White Oak the last time to the mill and thought I would try for a very thin shallow bowl
with an inward curving lip here's what I came up with. 10" x 1.5" Bowl
First time turning Oak,


dai sensei
20th Aug 2015, 10:41 AM
Wow has that got some figure :cool:

Cliff Rogers
20th Aug 2015, 01:25 PM
That is a beauty. :2tsup:

20th Aug 2015, 03:02 PM
Thanks dai and Cliff I have two or three more boards of this wood but there only one inch thick; next time I'll lay up a thicker blank.


Cliff Rogers
20th Aug 2015, 03:21 PM
Platters. :2tsup:

20th Aug 2015, 08:28 PM
Hi bruce,
That is a very nicely figured bowl
Well done , looks great:2tsup:

Rod Gilbert
20th Aug 2015, 08:37 PM
Hi splinterz25,
Thank you for posting you're bowl a beautiful piece of work, I appreciate the work in getting a nice thin bowl with an undercut like this.
Regards Rod.

21st Aug 2015, 01:57 AM
Thank you Cliff, Smife and Rod yes cutting the under cut was a challenge this is very hard wood and I don't have a Swan neck cutter as of yet; a large bowl gouge and swan neck cutter are on my short list of tools to get just need some $ale$ to pay for them. :doh:


Tim Creeper
21st Aug 2015, 11:44 AM
Beautiful, a great form and fabulous lump of wood!

21st Aug 2015, 05:43 PM
My initial thoughts are WOW. I love the figure in that wood.

Did you know it was like this when you purchased it or was it more pot luck?

22nd Aug 2015, 12:28 AM
Thanks Tim and Cristos....You could see the figure in the wood when I bought it, the guy at the mill pulled these pieces of wood for me and set them aside for me, because he knows I'm a wood turner; he's a wood turner as well and knows what to look out for.