|Project by brdf11||posted 02-10-2017 01:19 AM||344 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I was given a very old Central Machinery lathe recently, and this is my first attempt at making a bowl. It’s a simple and light design, and I’m quite happy with it as a first go. I didn’t have any plan going into it, and just designed it freehand. It’s curly spalted maple that I milled myself, and the finish is just linseed oil.
I don’t have a chuck so it was turned entirely on a face plate and a jam-chuck, and I don’t have a bowl gouge so I made one out of a scrap of drill rod. I will eventually invest in nicer tools, but I was eager to get turning so I used what I had on hand.