|Project by DIYaholic||posted 05-18-2014 10:43 PM||3332 views||1 time favorited||48 comments|
This was my first, you always remember your first, bowl!!!
I won the bowl blank at the last monthly meeting of the “Wood Turners of Northern Vermont” turning club. I only joined the club a few months ago, as I am new to turning. Looks like membership is already reaping rewards!!! I believe that it is cherry….PLEASE correct me if I’m wrong. (I thought I was wrong once… but I was mistaken!)
The “Vital Statistics”....
Wood: Cherry (?) (EDIT: It has been determined to be MAPLE!!!)
Diameter: 6 -1/2”
Sanded through 600 grit
Finish: 6ish coats of “O. B. Shine Juice”
Buffed with paste wax
I learned a lot….
Namely that I’ve got a lot to learn!!! I really need to hone my gouge skills. Due to my lack of real skills, I employed my new set of “Benjamin’s Best” 3 piece set of beading tools to help shape the outside. Well, I used one of them anyway. ;^) Shaping the inside was the most challenging, as such the wall/base thickness is a tad more than I’d like. Ehhh, room for improvement isn’t a bad thing though…. just means I need to do a ton more turning. OH DARN!!! There was some tear out, which could not be “repaired”, so that lead to a design modification. There was to be an additional bead around the rim of the bowl, however the tear out required it’s removal, so now the bowl is 1/4” shorter. There are also a few spots that I could have spent a little more time with the lower grits.
I enjoyed turning my first bowl. I enjoyed turning my best bowl. I enjoyed turning my worst bowl. Such is life….
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?