Bowls! I could turn bowls for them - yea, "let's" do it...
I needed six bowls more or less similar to avoid the jealously factor, they did not have to be identical but "similar". I chose a couple of pieces of wood I thought I could get six small bowls out of and drew them out.
I rarely map out exactly how a piece will be turned, and this was no exception. The blank was mounted and once it was round I made a plan to finish it. In many cases I am working around voids or inclusions which I want to feature in the turned piece. Start to finish this project took two hours - off the hook for another year!
|Just cut away the parts that don't look like bowls.|
|Turning a foot so I can reverse it into the chuck, here the piece is mounted on a small faceplate.|
|Cleaning out the interior. I keep the tailstock engaged as long as possible. Just in case...|
|Cleaning up the foot on the Longworth, a bit of sanding and...|
|Six bowls, all similar but quite different.|