|Project by scopemonkey||posted 08-10-2010 01:51 AM||1012 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Now that my last big project is done, I thought I would get back to playing on the lathe and learning to turn. I had this spalted hackberry bowl blank and thought it would be fun to try making a bowl. I sharpened up the bowl gouge and went to work. I need to work on ways to chuck the bowl up. I started off screwing the blank to a faceplate and trued it up. I then cut a dovetailed recess in the bottom to accommodate my chuck jaws and turned it the rest of the way with the chuck. But now the bottom has a recessed hole in it. I guess I could have turned a tenon for the chuck to hold onto and later saw it off. I should take a lesson or two. Who looks at the bottom of bowls anyhow?
I applied a simple wax finish after sanding to 600 grit.
-- GSY from N. Idaho