|Project by McLeanVA||posted 03-21-2012 01:52 PM||1529 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Just getting into bowl turning and finished this claro walnut bowl. I picked up a few of the Easy Wood Tools a few weeks back and really love their simplicity and ease of use. I used the full-sized Easy Rougher (Ci1) and Easy Finisher (Ci0). Experimented a bit with the finishing technique to get the satin look I had hoped for.
I sanded from 80 grit up to 320 grit on the lathe. I stopped the lathe in between each grit and hand sanded in a swirling motion to make sure I didn’t get too many horizontal digs.
After my 320 grit, I applied Antique Oil finish and let it soak in. When it was dry, I lightly sanded with 320 grit again to scuff it up a bit. Another coat of Antique Oil finish. Let it dry and then hit it with #0000 steel wool. Then one last coat of Antique Oil finish and #0000 steel wool. I found that by the third coat of finish, that it was looking a bit glossy. So the steel wool really brought down the shine a good bit. I debated whether to rub on a final coat of paste wax, but the jury is still out on that one.
Overall dimensions are roughly 5.5” wide by 3” tall. Really excited to find/buy my next block of wood and start another bowl. Comments/critiques always welcome.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.