|Project by Berg||posted 1550 days ago||801 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my first attempt at turning. I took a one day (three hour) bowl turning class. The bowl is about 7” in diameter. The instructor provided the mahogany blocks because the grain is even and apparently mahogany is very forgiving. I found out it is also very dusty to sand. The block was mounted using a wood worm screw and the outside and bottom were turned. The bottom was formed to accept a four jaw chuck holding the piece by expanding and holding the shoulder.
I mounted the block to turn the inside and at the point where I had the wall thickness where you see in the picture, the instructor came over and suggested I stop. I wanted to go about 30% thinner. He wanted me to go home with a successful project. He won out, rightly so, I suppose. ;)
Finished with a commercial liquid polish that I do not remember the name of. I’ll check and update this posting. I really didn’t plan to document projects at the time…..
I thought i had teh sizing of the pictures down but I can’t get the first pic to “get small”. The pic of the base worked OK. I’ll figure it out.
-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]