|Project by Lazyman||posted 06-02-2016 10:14 PM||450 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Still experimenting with turning bowls on my mini-lathe. It is about 5” across and 3” tall. Pretty sure this is Bradford pear due to its orange-ish color (darker in person than in the pictures). Last picture shows an off cut from the log. It was given to me by a guy I bought a scroll saw from on Craig’s list. He must have had it for a while because it was already very dry (17%). It has a very fine grain and is pretty nice to work. I was trying to get the walls just a little thinner but started getting nervous because it was starting to chatter pretty badly. Hardest part for me is getting the bottom finished nicely. I left a few chatter marks in the bottom because I didn’t want to destroy it so close to the end.
Sanded to 800 grit and applied Hut friction finish.
-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.