|Project by Jay20650||posted 06-10-2014 05:51 PM||1127 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
Having never turned anything in my life, I jumped in feet first when an opportunity to get a great deal on a lathe popped up on craigslist. This is the first bowl off the lathe. The wood blank came with the lathe and was already dry.
This was a fun and super challenging project, I kept running back in to watch youtube videos to figure out how to use the tools! I like the shape and it is pretty consistent in thickness, finished with homemade butherblock finish (beeswax and mineral oil…it’s what I had on hand).
Now I have a growing collection of roughed out bowls drying and waiting their turn:) As luck would have it, last year I milled a pecan tree and an ambosia maple tree into slabs and never got around to dealing with the smaller log sections. So they laid in a pile since last summer…I figured i would go cut a couple to practice making more bowls and the wood is beautifully spalted! So I have a ready made supply of gorgeous wood about from about 8 to 15 inches in diameter.