Tim Dahn
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Beginning bowl turnings

Here are the first bowls I made, the Oak potpourri bowl is the first. Probably not the best choice for a first try as the wood is 150+ years old, dry and brittle. Turned on an old Craftsman tube type lathe .

The cherry bowls are attempt #2 and #3, after upgrading to a Rikon mini lathe,

Very nice, welcome to WW!

-- -- Michal, http://WoodworkingWeb.com

I don’t see anything wrong with any of them. Even the oak bowl looks good. You’re doing nice work. Far ahead of me with the lathe.

-- I'm the one with the beard

This is pretty!

I don’t see anything wrong. I like it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Excellent bowls. They look like you’ve been doing this for a long time.

These look good to me. Can you share what cutters you used in cutting the insides of your bowls?

While I have had my lathe for over a year now, I have only made a handful of leg sets and a number of handplane knobs thus far. I will look into doing some small bowls eventually 8-)

-- HorizontalMike

Very nice. Impressive with the lathe you were using.

Thanks everyone.

Hey Mike, I made my own with replaceable tips. Similar to “easywood tools”. If interested I can post some pics.

super turnings,nice work

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