|Project by Jeremy Greiner||posted 05-04-2012 05:39 PM||1335 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my first turned bowl and it’s a project that has been in the making for a while, I turned the outside of the bowl a month or so ago but it was stuck on my lathe. The screw in faceplace I mounted the bowl with had no spots to secure a wrench easily to unscrew it and I couldn’t muscle it off.
So I let it sit there for a while, eventually I had the idea of using some vice grips and a pipe used for pipeclamps to get some extra leverage and I was able to twist it off the lathe so I could mount the bowl chuck and turn the inside of the bowl.
The bowl is made from a purple heart bowl blank, and I varnished it with 6 coats of general finishes food safe finish. I used my carbide tipped turning tools exclusively in this and let me say they still rock. My sanding technique needs more work there where some rough spots I didn’t catch until after I applied the first coat of varnish. I was able to smooth them out pretty easily though by the 4th coat of varnish so the whole bowl is smooth now I just think I should be able to catch those before hand.
Overall I’m happy with the bowl, and more importantly my cat is happy with it too.
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