|Project by Ken90712||posted 06-14-2016 09:45 PM||1391 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
As some of you know I bought a lathe back in early January. I have always wanted to turn. While spindle turning seemed easy, ( of course I made a bunch of goofs ) I picked it up pretty quickly.
Ahhh…..BOWL TURNING, well that’s another story, LOL Some of my mentors and the really experienced turners say, “The more saw dust on the ground the better, that’s how you learn”.... I had no idea. This has been a challenge as I found out so much can go so wrong so quickly. Dancing with the tool, bevel angle, open/closed, handle ect a lot for newbies and without instruction sometimes hard to know what exactly went wrong.
I joined the Orange County Wood Workers/Turners club a while back. This was the best thing ever. I met some wonderful people and my new turning Mentor, Ken Folstrom has helped me so much. I’m guessing he’s made over a 1000 bowls from all that I see in the garage and his shows were he sells them. His patience and skill especially teaching a rooking is amazing. I have watched a lot of YouTube videos as well, you guys make it look easy.. My hats off to you.
I’m working hard at this and trying to not destroy things at the last min. I heard the saying, “Just one more cut is a famous last word among wood turners. I have a Cherry bowl that is proof of that thought process 5th pic. LOL
Pic #1 Black Acacia and Cedar End Grain Bowl.
Pic #2 Walnut, Cherry ( died ), Juniper wood and cedar.
Pic#3 Spalted Maple with Live edge almost done, Sanding left ( my favorite ).
Pic #4 Cherry bowl destroyed with one more scrap to make smoother Ugh.
Pic #5 another angle of Black Acacia.
Pic #6 hollowing the spalted maple inside.
All comments welcome it is how I learn. Thx for looking enjoy.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"