|Project by Alin Dobra||posted 10-05-2007 05:03 AM||1819 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a natural edge, end-grain bowl I made from an oak that was cut in my neighbourhood. It is almost 14” on it’s largest dimension and only about 1/8” thick. Since I turned it green and it is so thin, when it dried it bent in a unique fashion.
I got into woodturning about 1 1/2 years ago and I made almost exclusively end-grain bowls. I try, as much as possible, to keep the bark on since it makes the bowl look so unique. If you will look at my other woodturnings, you will see that they are all unique. I am always surprised by the grain and the final shape of these bowls.
Since I turn these bowls green, there is virtually no dust. When I send them in preparation for finishing, I use the dust collection hose close by to pick almost all the dust. The bowls have to be sanded when dry, otherwise they will remain fuzzy and dull.
-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida