|Project by Aaron||posted 12-01-2011 07:52 AM||1574 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This was an experiment after several cups and goblets. I have never turned a bowl, and now knowing what I know about it know to make sure the wood is seasoned or at least CA finished the entire project immediately after it’s completed to stop the wood from drying more.
This was a greenwood oak stump that I chainsawed into pieces and turned into a bowl and some other projects. The hollowing practice obtained from the many goblets I’ve made, made the difference. After that, his was simply by comparison.
I will tell anyone when you start something with greenwood it’s EASY to cut and shape but don’t stop in the middle, and also seal right away! Once you do that you have a 75% chance it wont explode, warp or crack.
The other piece of knowledge I obtained was don’t go for THIN bowls when you turn green wood, the thicker the better. Anyhow I welcome comments and advice ;)
-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~