|Project by JoeinDE||posted 11-20-2014 08:14 PM||864 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Full disclosure – I bought a couple of glued-up bowl blanks from Green Valley Wood Products because all of my bowl blanks are wet/green wood. I currently have about 10 rough-turned green bowls drying in my shop, but I wanted a kiln-dried blank that could be turned and gifted (this was given to my co-worker as a house-warming present). The blank was 6×6 x 3, so those are the nominal dimensions of the bowl.
I got my first lathe, Rikon mini-lathe, a few month back and I have really fallen in love with turning.
I wet-sanded up to 400, then dry sanded up to 1000. The finish is three coats of GF salad bowl finish. I’m still learning how to finish while the piece is turning so that last coat of GF was applied off the lathe and there are a few noticeable “drip” spots where I didn’t get the finish applied evenly.
-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools