Sometimes I feel that a bowl needs a little help. Maybe a spout, a handle or just a little something extra. One way that I like to do it is by leaving extra material when I turn it, then removing most of it. Addition by subtraction.
That big fat lip on this bowl is now this leaf shaped handle.
I think of what I want the handle to look like, then I think about how it looks in profile, the side view.When I have it how I want, I cut off what must go. I used a bandsaw, but it could be done with hand tools. In this case it looks this way.
I use a combination of hand tools and a Dremel tool to shape the handle. Whatever works.
Grain orientation is important here. You want the long grain for strength in the handle.
You can turn a fat lip into whatever your imagination can dream up. I’ve got an idea for a bird bowl, but so far all I have to show is firewood.
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