|Project by rilanda||posted 695 days ago||971 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Hi Tom these 2 bowls are for you, the first is made from American Ash and is about 9” square. The second is made from a very difficult piece of American Black Walnut and contained a Knot that was almost the width of the piece, it’s dimensions are approx, 7” long by 5” wide. I definitely took precautions when turning this because I feared it would split and part company with the lathe. So it was head and face protection on and definitely don’t allow fingers to get between tool rest and bowls. The most difficult part of the process was cleaning up and I did get a few rapped knuckles from that, but a slow spindle RPM, a few well places plasters and the end result is what you see. There are times Tom when I think I must be a gluten for punishment, but I love it, love to see what can be made from what would have become firewood. You do need to be ever so slightly mad to turn these and shouldn’t be attempted without some turning knowledge and confidence. Sorry about the quality of t photo’s 4 & 6, they are the only ones I have of this view.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.