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I was wondering if you used a darker stain for contrast, and you did! You found some great grain on the wood and shined it up nice. It's a nice shape too. Was it a combo of using the lathe and then hand sanding the bottom of the bowl area?
I actually used a hole saw kit.
The top of the bowl or even top 2/3 was cut with a hole saw, then the bowl drilled, then the shank was done with a smaller hole saw. Then the extra was sanded off using the sanding disc I have on the buffer. I got a router speed control I'm running the buffer through so I can dial down the speed when I need to.
So then the bottom was shaped on the sanding disc. Hand sanded at 220. Black stain. Sanded back at 220 and then the green. Hand buffed to get some excess off, Tripoli, white diamond, wax.
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I actually used a hole saw kit.
The top of the bowl or even top 2/3 was cut with a hole saw, then the bowl drilled, then the shank was done with a smaller hole saw. Then the extra was sanded off using the sanding disc I have on the buffer. I got a router speed control I'm running the buffer through so I can dial down the speed when I need to.
So then the bottom was shaped on the sanding disc. Hand sanded at 220. Black stain. Sanded back at 220 and then the green. Hand buffed to get some excess off, Tripoli, white diamond, wax.

Ahhh, I see. Interesting. It looks like you turned it on a lathe. That's a pretty good idea, I've never seen that. Not that I've seen a whole lot, or even know a whole lot lol.
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I plan on trying the lathe soon. I just have to get it anchored right to the bench. The bolt holes are in under the motor so it's a real b**** to get at.

I saw the hole saw thing on a video...I think it was @Jankjr that sent me the video. It was on a lathe but with the hole saw and then he used the gouge to take off the extra wood up to where the hole saw cut.
The poker I did for @MattT was done similarly. (Hole saw on lathe but no gouges/chisels)
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So I'll post this here for anyone interested.

Lee (my soon to be wife) came up to me the other night after work and said "don't you need one of these?" And showed me a picture on her phone of an old metal lathe. I said "well I don't need one but I'd sure like one."
She told me she saw a post about an estate sale not far from here she wanted to go to and this was there. She showed me some more pictures and there were three big old grinder/buffers on stands. One was a buffer and two were grinders. I said I'd love one of those too.

Anyways, Saturday she texts me at work. She got the lathe and "a bunch of stuff it comes with" and the buffer for $250!!!

Had two buddies come this morning and we got it out of the truck and set up in the garage. The things in great condition and runs great. It has everything it needs with it. Even some solid brass pieces if I want to make something out of brass! And the kicker...original manual!

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And there's an old tobacco tin with some odds and ends in it.
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Fantastic gift and very appropriate for one of our two resident pipe-makers! Congrats Matt!
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Thanks. I told her..."I think I'll marry you." Lol
The weddings already planned and a month away.
She didn't find it as humourous as I did haha
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I'd say she's a keeper! Your lathe and your future wife That's excellent man. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Thanks. I told her..."I think I'll marry you." Lol
The weddings already planned and a month away.
She didn't find it as humourous as I did haha
So you're saying that in TWO MONTHS your workshop will be transformed into the wife's craft room.. just sayin .. lol

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So you're saying that in TWO MONTHS your workshop will be transformed into the wife's craft room.. just sayin .. lol

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Bro, the double garage, about 90x90 is already her parking spot in winter, her craft area whenever she wants it, home to 2 rabbits, and her storage barn.
Oh yeah and my tools have a small corner in there and I'm allowed to keep beer in the fridge out there.
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Bro, the double garage, about 90x90 is already her parking spot in winter, her craft area whenever she wants it, home to 2 rabbits, and her storage barn.
Oh yeah and my tools have a small corner in there and I'm allowed to keep beer in the fridge out there.
FOR NOW.. lol

I redid the basement. Tore it down to thr bare block. Removed the interior walls. New framing, drywall, paint, floor, everything. It was gonna be a game room/ man cave. I started unpacking all my old sports stuff to decorate. Nope, I got a corner I could decorate with my crap. I was satisfied with that UNTIL I LOST MY CORNER WHEN THE CHRISTMAS TREE WENT THERE. Needless to say I never regained my corner and the boxes of stuff are back at my mom's.. lol

It was a smart move on her part. I was gonna paint it orange and brown, hang jerseys, and pretty much make it as tacky as you think I would if left to my own devices...

That's why we need significant others to supervise our decisions. I'd still be putting up black light posters if it wasn't for her .

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