Second turned bowl - Lychee wood

  • Advertise with us
Project by Makai posted 05-01-2016 05:24 PM 880 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Second turned bowl - Lychee wood
Second turned bowl - Lychee wood No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Wood turning is a new hobby for retirement. This is my second bowl, it’s made from Lychee wood which has a natural red tint. The finish is three applications of Watco Danish Oil (natural) followed by three applications of Dorland’s Wax Medium, which is a mixture of wax and resin. It is a gift to my artist sister-in-law who was visiting for a week.

Small lathe projects are fun and relaxing for me and people like the results. The startup cost was a little steep, but with that behind there are lots of options ahead.

7 comments so far

View John's profile


986 posts in 1107 days

#1 posted 05-01-2016 05:31 PM

Nice bowl, I like the sharp edges on the rim.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

View helluvawreck's profile


29174 posts in 2704 days

#2 posted 05-01-2016 06:15 PM

You did a very nice job on this bowl.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View lew's profile


11846 posts in 3593 days

#3 posted 05-01-2016 10:47 PM

I really like the shape of this bowl.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Makai's profile


20 posts in 2391 days

#4 posted 05-02-2016 01:20 AM

Thanks for the comments!


View Ted's profile


2808 posts in 2049 days

#5 posted 05-02-2016 03:53 AM

Lychee is among my favorite woods and the fruit is tasty too. The bowl looks very nice. :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

View jeff's profile


1059 posts in 3302 days

#6 posted 05-02-2016 05:56 AM

Nice shape and grain.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

View Woodwiser's profile


7 posts in 601 days

#7 posted 05-02-2016 08:37 PM

Beautiful piece. And welcome to retirement! Woodworking is a great pass time. I have found the more you turn and the more kinds of wood you turn, the more enjoyment and challenge.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics