|Project by mafe||posted 03-22-2011 11:07 PM||2248 views||6 times favorited||33 comments|
Japanese inspired bowl
and my first bowl turning…
No long story, just my daughter and I taking a walk in the forest, finding a fresh cut piece of beech tree, left from a forester.
Looking at this for some weeks.
Then a moment in the workshop, by the lathe, shavings, dust, focus, concentration, coffee and a good feeling in the stomach.
Ohh yes and finding out how all those jaws and stuff fits together and fits on the lathe.
The wood wanted to become a little Japanese bowl, one of those made today from melamine, I do not really know why, just came out that way, I had no plan.
So after I had to make a lid, this time more rough, with visible fibers, a match for my bucket I thought, so I hand carved a little knob and then paint it all red.
Now I have a wonderful little bowl, it can be for candy, but also I have learned myself a way to make a bowl, and I have a wonderful memory of the walk in the forest with my sweet daughter each time I look at the bowl.
Who knows, perhaps for candy!
1. Bowl, outside in the wonderful sun that was released from the sky today.
2. A piece of wood, finding a good spot for a circle.
3. Spinning the lathe, getting a feel of the wood.
4. Shape was pre destined by the jaw, and I liked this ‘foot lock’, so I decided not to change it.
5. Bowl – lid from pine found a piece with a beautiful knot off center, made it thin and crispy – knob – bunch of cut offs that became small handles after (Mr. Recycle strikes).
6. Lid held in place while drying, since it was so thin it started to wobble when wet, my bucket, and look Mike, I’m starting on the binding now my lathe is off the table again.
It was a pleasure, an inspiration, not as easy as I expected, but once I listened to the wood, and the tools, it just happened, one of those fine moments in life.
Hope it can be to some inspiration, it opened my eyes,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.