|Project by jhawkinnc||posted 02-22-2011 02:50 AM||2352 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
After watching some online videos about how to make a winged bowl, I decided to give it a try. This is the video that I referenced – http://www.youtube.com/user/bobham5#p/u/173/BUeByxpbB9M . Here’s my first try at one. It’s made of maple with a walnut lid and measures 7.25”w x 2.5”d x 2.125”h.
I’m happy with the overall shape of the top portion and with the lid. However, I did manage to take a chunk out of the underside near the foot. Another thing that I experienced was that after sanding, the leading edge was sanded more that the trailing edge – so now the profile of the leading edge is thinner than the trailing. Sorta like a propeller, I guess.
Is that is a common thing to happen with this type of turning? Is there another method of sanding that will keep the shape better? I wrapped sandpaper around a foam sanding block and held it against the piece while spinning. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks and all comments are welcome!