|Project by Yuval Lahav||posted 10-21-2015 01:42 PM||625 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve made this bowl today, it was (still is) my first attempt at a lagged bowl, and since I didn’t know how to make these (didn’t researched, just went for it…) I did it the hard way, taking off the original tenon used for mounting the bowl on the lathe, and most of the original bottom ring using a few very cheap but freshly sharpened chisels, I also used a box cutting knife, a small saw to mark out the locations of the feet, and a lot of sand paper, since I’ve sanded the bottom manually after finishing shaping it with the chisels.
It was mostly finished with pure bees wax, while the bottom was finished with “EEE” abrasive wax paste, and buffed by hand. In actuality I found making this bowl terrible, I hated how the spalted wood cut, and I spend long hours sanding it outside and in, but I enjoyed carving out the feet very much, and can’t wait for making more of these.
The bowl is 26 cm wide, and almost 10 cm tall, and the wall thickness is between 8 to 5 mm around the rim, since it was distorting on the lathe while I was applying the outside finish, and more so as I was working more on the inside, resulting in an unsymmetrical opening, but not so much so as you will notice it on the pictures without reading this introduction :)
Thank you very much, and I hope you enjoy this little project! The video will be up in my Youtube channel in a couple of days.
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