|Project by Nick||posted 07-16-2011 01:42 AM||1130 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
The first two pics are of the first real bowl that I did. It is made of purpleheart. the wood was kiln dried and was not much fun to turn. I got alot of catchs on the inside. Though this maybe normal not sure as I have not turned another bowl as of yet. The walls were taken to a little under an 1/8”, sanded to 400 grit, and finished with friction pollish. It is about 4” dia. x 1.5” tall. Overall not too bad for my first try at a bowl.
The next two pics are of my first goblet. It is turned out of mesquite. In pulled this piece out of the firewood pile because it had a little bit of figure. This was an easy and fun piece to turn. It was sanded too 600 grit, walls again just under an 1/8”, and finished with mineral oil. It is about 6” tall and the cup is about 2” x 2”.
The last pic is a mystery piece of wood founs in a scrap bin at the local wood store. Meant to make a shallow bowl but ended up with a coaster. I kept catching hte top rim on this piece and had to shorten it. It ended up being about 3/8” thick and about 5” dia. sanded to 600, and finished with tang oil and wax.
Let me know what you think. Good or bad is welcome.
-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.