|Project by Chris Wright||posted 1681 days ago||1007 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
So, as you fellow wood turners know, when cutting out a bowl blank you are left with the corners as waste. Well, I decided to use that waste and see what would come out. This was the corner off of a piece of maple that a buddy of mine turned into a bowl. It didn’t look to special when I first got the wood, just looked like a piece of white plain maple. It wasn’t until I started to put the finish on it that all the detail in the grain just popped out. It’s a little over 4 inches at its widest point and only about an inch or so tall. It was an interesting project, but I ran into trouble with trying to chuck it. The tennon was only able to be gripped by two of the jaws of my chuck and popped out of the chuck a few times. I ended up having to sand the bottom smooth and glue on a sacrificial block that would fit in the chuck and then it turned great. The next difficult task was to sand it. With the two sides cut away like they are I had a hard time sanding it on the lathe and ended up having to do it by hand. It’s finished with lacquer.
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