|Project by DocT||posted 05-04-2010 11:48 PM||1257 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I haven’t posted a project in awhile. I got an old craftsman lathe after Christmas and have been teaching myself to spindle turn for some Windsor chairs that I am making. The chair legs are all done, but I’m having so much fun that I am now attempting hollow forms/bowls. Turning is addictive if you haven’t already heard! So, this year, all my Mother’s Day gifts are coming from the lathe. This one was made for my mother-in-law.
This bowl comes from the margin of a large Red Oak burl. There was not much burl in this blank, but it did have some wild grain. It also, unfortunately, had several large fissures that made me nervous about overly thinning the walls. I wanted to leave a live edge along part of the rim, and I gotta tell you “turning air” in that area was a bit harrowing.
It is about four inches tall and six inches in diameter. The finish is lacquer.