Small turned bowl and lid

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I had a chunk of figured maple that I knew was going to have awesome chatoyancy, and it was about the right size for a small bowl. I've never done a finial top lidded bowl, so I figured what the hell?

I turned the bowl body first, then used a vacuum chuck to hold the lid blank well enough to cut a lip on it, then used the bowl body as a jam chuck to finish the lid. The cats eye is just awesome. The pics clearly don't do it justice, I had a piece of walnut for the finial, but it ended up being all checked when I got it turned down, so I found a really pretty piece of sapele. I feel like the finial is a bit chunky, but it's my first attempt at it, so I'm not too upset. Sanded to 600 then, finished with homemade friction polish and a little Renaissance wax.

First time with this type of bowl, first time with the vacuum chuck and transfer tail stock insert (neat setup!). I did learn the limits of the vacuum chuck, which is probably a good thing too!



Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

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real nice bowl and lid.the maple is gorgeous.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

That’s seemed exceptionally challenging.

The result - beautiful. 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

That Maple sure has some beautiful wavy grain, and you did a great job turning it. Mike
Beautiful bowl. I love that grain in the wood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

WINNER winner chicken dinner. That is art right there, nice pick for the wood, and you certainly treated it right. WOW!!!
Thanks fellas. It’s an older project, but it maintains a place of honor, out in the open, since SWMBO likes the grain patterns as well. 👍🏼

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Definitely deserves to be on display!
Honestly, the wood did all the work. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Beautiful bowl. It's your skill and sense to make it shine!  

No name noobie here

That's a nice piece. It deserves to be on display. Well done!

I have many projects that went straight to a box under the stairs. Occasionally they get recycled into a new piece.

Sometimes picking what to do with a nice piece of wood is the hardest part, at least in my world.

You don't always get what you go after,but you do get what you wouldn't have got if you didn't go after what you didn't get. Blaze Foley

Without a doubt!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

I think the principle BLING for me, is that patch of grain that isn't perfect. So many would have selected it out, and that is ok too. But leaving it in, makes it a focal point, and I am an, embrace the imperfections guy. So it's like a becon shining in the night, saying lookit me. And Ma Nature makes no mistakes, so it is beautiful. Otherwise some crazy wild fiddleback grain. 
GR8 JOB  😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN