|Project by jbrinkman||posted 07-12-2009 04:42 PM||1702 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
All of my past projects have primarily been simple bowls made from a single block of wood. In this piece I wanted to start exploring the use of several wood species. Another change in this piece is that I first built a computer model of what I wanted my design to look like. This gave me a template to work from and allowed me to preview the design to make sure I liked it before I actually started working on the piece.
In the gallery pictures you can see the progression from computer model through to the finished piece which was entered at the North Coast WoodTurners and Buckeye Woodworkers and Woodturners annual Woodturning Competition and exhibition.
The bowl was created from a piece of curly, spalted maple that also was riddled with worm holes on one side. Cleaning out the worm holes was a very labor intensive process, but well worth the effort. Overall, I am satisfied with the piece. There are several design elements that I will change for future iterations and I definitely still need some work on my finish. But as long as I keep growing with each project, then I am happy.
-- Joe Brinkman, Ohio - http://blog.theaccidentalgeek.com