|Project by KenM||posted 02-11-2009 06:59 PM||1301 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
This is my interpretation of John’s Turning, as originally done by Malcolm Tibbets. I’m reasonably happy with the bowl; the top curve could be a bit more graceful, but due to various issues during the turning, I was hesitant to take it down too far. All in all, tho, it turned out pretty well.
The idea for the round plate on the bottom also came from Malcolm’s book. I like it so much, I use it again. And again :-)
I’m waiting for the finish to completely cure before I write my name on the bottom.
Woods used were: Bubinga, Maple, Bloodwood, Cherry (bowl bottom), and Wenge.
I’m not too sure about the Wenge – it’s very brittle, and is quite difficult to turn smooth. The wood must be made up of different densities (makes sense, due to the grain pattern), so the turning tools must be very sharp. Sanding is difficult to, as the softer areas wear away quicker.
Live and learn.