|Project by Woodbear||posted 04-26-2010 04:50 AM||1315 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is a series of my very first turnings on the lathe. The first is a plain figured maple bowl. Next came a live edge turning from a cherry block, after reading an article on live edge turning. Unfortunately the the wood was still green. So as it has dried it has become somewhat oblong. Still not a bad looking bowl though. Next came a spalted maple square bowl. I was pretty proud of this one since I don’t yet have calipers for checking thickness and such. But it turned out very nice at about 1/4” thick all the way down. Then came another live edge cherry piece. This one actually came together as I turned it. I was just trying some practice turning, and had no idea what I wanted from the piece until I was almost through with it. Next one, I figured since the last one turned out so well I try another just like it. But before I got through I was about to remove the center and as I looked at my depth hole in the center, the candle holder idea came to me. So instead of removing the center I drilled with two different sizes of forstner bits to create the candle hole. None of these has been finished with a finish yet as I couldn’t afford it yet. I finally have some ordered, and when they are all finished I will repost. Thanks for visiting.
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