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Completed Bowl

Discussion in 'Turning Critique Forum' started by Lou Currier, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Lou Currier

    Lou Currier Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I haven’t done too many bowls (3) so I recently applied the finish to this one. Mystery wood from club raffle finished with wipe on poly.

    C and C welcomed.

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  2. Albert Kiebert

    Albert Kiebert Member Full Member

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    Looks good, nice curve, wall thickness looks pretty even/ not too thick. Shiny finish, will the bottom get the same treatment ?? Nice to see you decorated the bottom !
     
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  3. Smitty

    Smitty Member Full Member

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    Great work, Lou. I have no idea what kind of wood that is; but, it is beautiful. It does remind me of pecan for some reason.
     
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  4. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    That's a very nice bowl Lou! The way the grain runs reminds me of Cherry. Tony
     
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    Fantastic! Your sanding skills are superior -- absolutely perfect! Great looking wood, to boot! Chuck
     
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  6. Lou Currier

    Lou Currier Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    The bottom is finished the same but for some reason it didn't reflect the same in the picture.

    I think pecan would be more likely as cherry is not common around here.
     
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    Thanks...took it up to 1000 and did a lot of hand sanding to smooth out the end grain areas.
     
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    Very nice Lou. Beautiful finish.
     
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    Looks nicely turned and finished! If I had to say one thing about it that would be a smaller bottom on it. If I remember right the "rule" is one third the diameter for the base. It really helps that nice flowing curve many try to achieve.
     
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  10. Lou Currier

    Lou Currier Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks...using the rule if thirds I tried to keep the bottom at 2/3 opting for a bigger base.
     
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    Nice bowl Lou...know whatcha mean about that pesky end grain!
     
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  12. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Good looking bowl Lou... Love the bug holes! But, it might not hold soup real good!!
     
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  13. Nubsnstubs

    Nubsnstubs Where is it??? Full Member

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    Nice looking bowl, Lou. It looks like eucalyptus to me, except for the bug holes. upload_2017-10-13_16-6-31.jpeg Is the bottom dished towards the center, leaving the outer rim higher? If so, it sure doesn't show, just like the finish not showing. Did you use the TSS to remove the tenon?..... ...... Jerry (in Tucson)
     
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  14. barry richardson

    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Nice curve and great finish! If you're looking for C n Cs, like Cody said, the bottom should be smaller, if you're looking to make the best form. The bottom of a bowl can be quite small and still be very stable, give it a try next time:good: BTW, what does TFX stand for?
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Pretty work! I’m with the others on the smaller base... even taking it down to the size of the first detail ring would give it some lift.

    The finish looks flawless... not an easy thing to accomplish.
     
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  16. Lou Currier

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    Thanks for the comments...I will give the small bottom a try. I have a small dish on the lathe now that has quite a small bottom and I was worried about stability so we will see how it comes out.

    BTW TFX stands for "Turning Effects"
     
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    Yes the bottom is dished even though it doesn't show...wonder if it is the camera angle. It could be Euc, there is a lot around. I didn't use the TSS on this one because I had turned and finished the bottom before I got it and had the bowl sitting waiting to be finished. I have some platter blanks that I plan on doing soon where I will use it. I will let you know how I liked it when I do.
     
  18. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member

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    @Nubsnstubs --an aside--I really like my TSS, very handy for my bigger projects. May do a demo at my club with it in the future hopefully get ya some sales.
    Getting to where I use it all the time.
     
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    Lou, I'm with others on wanting to see the bottom a bit smaller on this one. Great job sanding and finishing.
    The other thing that would help provide comments/critique is a good front on shot. Be sure to avoid distortion by being too close to object. I take most my pics with cell phone cam, and am back about 4 foot or so, then zoom in. Gives more realistic shape. Same for all views.
     
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    Lou, that looks perfect to me. I like big bottoms....:sarcastic:
     
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