|Project by Reaper621||posted 01-18-2012 03:46 PM||900 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I love my new tool. :)
Today, I turned a piece of apple. This makes my 7th bowl, and my 8th species of wood on the lathe (some of those were failed turnings…). When I first picked up this blank at Rockler, I really liked the way it looked, and I remember seeing some pretty bowls on this site out of apple. Being a cheapo, I waited until yesterday with my 10 dollar coupon to buy it. Apple is a very interesting wood for turning. Is it supposed to smell like rotten apples? Weird. I’m thinking I just got a bad chunk, possibly.
Regardless, I like the color of apple. Does anyone know what the weird blotchyness is from? Like large, white polka dots. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.