|Project by FordMike||posted 06-14-2010 07:14 AM||1394 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This bowl is done a bit differently than my normal methods.The rough was a large scrap from another bowl finished last year. The scrap was an exagerated isosceles triangle shape with the long side natural burl. I evened up the base on the bandsaw, and attached a 4” faceplate with screws(unusual for me I usually use a glued on premade tenon for my chuck). I first turned the base and established the outer diameter.Hollowing the top was exciting, but by carefully sliding the tool rest down from the top as the work progressed I made it to the bottom with only a couple close calls. Most of the close calls were from the thickness of my bowl gouge with the height of the tool rest and the angle that the fat handles had to be to reach all the way down. Going back to the outside of the top finishing the walls to 3/8” bring it down to the square rim. The inner upper walls were sanded with a flap sander, the outter wals were sanded with a power sander. The finish is Jasco Tung Oil, three coats. The piece was parted off the faceplate. The dimensions for the bowl are 14” height, the square is 6” and the base is 4” diameter.