|Project by Llarian||posted 12-05-2009 08:49 AM||1481 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
The first bowl is my first ever shot at any sort of face work. And oh my, was it full of mistakes. Turning bowls is a lot harder than turning pens, I’m pleased with how it turned out despite the problems.
I have a long way to go though. There’s a lot of end grain tearout on the sides, and I parted off the tenon before I sanded and finished it, so I had to hand sand and finish it off the lathe. The profile is kinda boring too, but I wasn’t trying to do anything interesting for that one, just wanted to avoid causing the blank to explode or punching a hole in the side of the walls. =)
The second one turned out much better. I still had some catches and some tearout, but I managed to shear it off and end up with a somewhat more interesting profile.
I need to learn to better sharpen and burnish my scrapers, that would definitely make a difference I think.
I also need a bandsaw badly, these were square blanks, and all I could do was cut of the corners with my tablesaw. I don’t have a roughing gouge, so getting them cylindrical was a real pain.
A larger lathe would be nice too. Maybe someday, I can tell I’m not going to be happy with this cheap PSI mini lathe. It’ll have to do for now though. I’m hooked though! Some arborists in from my of office were removing some trees, so I filled my car with green hunks of log to turn into bowls. This is clearly a bad sign. turn
-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com