|Project by kolwdwrkr||posted 08-02-2010 05:15 AM||1457 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
This bowl was made on a whim. Just looking for something to do. It is made of Mahogany. My brother gave me the mahogany, which was left over from the door he made. I had to cut the piece in half and glue it together to make a piece big enough. Needless to say it never seems to work out when you glue two pieces together. The light reflects off of them differently. But I did the project more for practice then anything. I wanted to see how thin I could get the bowl. The thickness starts at about 3/64ths and goes to about 3/16 ths at the bottom. Gives it a nice stable weight. I have a long way to go before I turn anything of value. I need to learn how to sharpen the tools to cut nice, as well as learn what angles work best for different materials while cutting. I like to turn, but I feel as though it is just something I will never try my best at.
This project looks amatuerish at best. It has a serious glue line, which I don’t understand because I jointed the edges cleanly and used ample clamping preasure. I added pigment to the poor filler and it dyed the entire project, which I refused to sand back to original color. I decided the color was somewhat cool, even though I just wanted to bring out the grain of the piece. Bottom line is that you win some, and lose some. We can’t be good at everything. Turning is something I haven’t had time to work at. Hopefully with time I can make something worth looking at.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.
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