|Project by sgtsprout||posted 01-23-2011 03:33 PM||1090 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I have only been turning a short bit but sure is fun. Bought the Easy Wood Carbide tools, Rougher and Finisher this past week and love them so far. Anyway I’d like to post a bowl the wife and I did. I roughed the blank to size using the band saw then turned it down using my Nova G3 chuck and woodworm screw. BTW love the G3 also so far. Only 2nd time turning a bowl and 2nd time using the G3 chuck. Not sure what the wood is it has some nice curly features in it. I think it is a little green too. You can literally see some small light green specs in the grain. Help yourself at identifying the type of wood.
We both did some roughing and finishing on it, but she did allot of the roughing once we got the blank to size and round. Once we got it round we cut a tenon in the back. It was fun to get her down in there and show her why I love staying in the shop. (When I say down, I mean out basement shop) She did the majority of the finishing as well. Using the EWT chisels for finishing was a little tough as i tkept wanting to dig in. Chalk it up to needing practice is all. I worked on the final finishing slightly but there are still some tool marks. Just finished with Mineral Oil. Gonna use it as a candy dish for now.
We have allot to learn but Lumberjocks is a great resource and has helped us along figureing out technique and building our skill sets. Anyway she is real proud of herself and I am too. Thanks to the fellow jocks who have posted in the past and continue to do so in the future to help us beginners out from time to tome.
-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin