|Project by 76winger||posted 03-12-2010 02:54 AM||897 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Here’s some shots of my first bowl turning. It’s just under 8 inches in diameter and around 2 inches tall. Made from curly maple and finished up with 8 or 9 coats (I lost count) of Formbys’ Tung Oil. after the wood stopped soaking up the tung oil, I buffed each proceeding coat with a finer and finer grade of steel wool: 1, 0, 00, 000, and finally 0000 for the final grade, leaving a nice subtle sheen.
This was a lot of fun and I hope to start turning more bowls and other larger items, while not giving up on the pens either…
ETA: The last two pictures from my phone. One shows the bowl just getting started on the lathe and the pile of shavings even before the half-way point. And the last is temporary spot on my desk at work to show it off for a week or two before I bring it back home.
-- Dave, See some of my creations at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/76Winger