|Project by Mark Edmondson||posted 08-04-2015 02:11 AM||823 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I made this as part of a woodturning challenge on reddit.
Essentially, it’s a bowl form, but rather than put the blank on the flat side to make a round bowl, I mounted the blank on the edge and turned the bowl that way. I cut the lid off the completed model with a hacksaw and hollowed it out as a separate piece. The little dingleberries on the top and bottom are turned at the same time.
I really like how it turned out, but it was scary to make. To prevent snags, I turned the lathe speed up to OMG, which make the “wings” of this vase all but become invisible. I still have all of the fingers I started with, though, so I guess it all worked out.
Googie, by the way, is the retro-futurism of the 1950s. It’s the style in which most bowling alleys are designed. It’s also a design that’s quite at home in The Jetson’s and Futurama.