Nothing special lidded bowl

Workers comp appointment this morning. Doc says he think I need surgery, but is passing it to ortho for a consult. I had a tree branch fall on me last Jan at work during the storms. Now I’ve got decreased sensation in a couple finger and the thumb on my right hand. Probably 2 months on light duty. Shit. Comcast has been down for about 18 hours now. I was supposed to be working on some project stuff for work but since that wasn’t gonna happen I forced myself outside to do some yard work I’ve been avoiding. Had a couple of the planter beds start to fall apart, so grunted through patching those. Damn it. 

One of the little neighbor girls saw me working like a mule (and probably cussing the whole time) and brought me some lemonade she made ‘just for me’. Pretty much water in a mason jar with half a lemon squeezed into it. Whatdya gonna do, I think she’s like 6. 

I put away the shovel and hammer, I had about an hour left so I spun up a little tiny lidded bowl for her as a thank you. Walnut scrap base, maple scrap lid. Finished with friction polish and a little wax. Nothing special, but she loved it. Big toothy smile. 

Turned out to be a pretty good day. 

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


Looks pretty special to me.  Nice story to go with it.  I hope your injuries heal quickly.

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

Thanks Rich. I’ve stayed on shift the whole time. Just mild neck pain and the fingers thing. The fingers worry me the most. I dropped a chaise the other day because of it!! Not cool…

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

now thats the kind of stories i love to here. you and her, not your decreased sensation !

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

good story nice gift sorry bout your injury please get second opinion 😎


That’s really cool Ryan!  I’m sure she loved it.  I like the square base with the tapered body and the mushroom cap.  That geometry is tactile.  I bet she’s still playing with it!
Cool project and story! I hope you heal well.
Very unique shape....


Not too shabby for 1 hours work... it'd take me that long to find a chisel that would  be sharp enough to cut... actually wouldn't be shabby for a full day's work.
Though you could have put a decent amount of wax on it...

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Good story I'm verklempt


Nice turning , Ryan. What lathe do you have?...Oh, I see a Rikon in another bowl project!

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

Nice Ryan, and a great story as well. Hope you heal quickly.

Main Street to the Mountains

Hope the healing is 100%! Great you can still come up with nice creations and make several people happy 👍
Very nice!  I really like it, the idea and design are cool!  Sorry to hear about your injury.....Cop, Fireman, and old people keep the orthopods in business!  Be safe and well my friend!


Thanks fellas

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

Ryan, Great Story and Great Project!!!!