|Project by rilanda||posted 10-31-2012 03:17 PM||656 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is the Ash bowl made from the remains of the board used to make the earing stands. AS you can see a very large knot occupies the majority of this piece. It is an area of very disturbed grain and would be very difficult to obtain a clean finish using a bowl gouge, but I used the tool I have made myself and the finish from that tool is absolutely amazing. No snatching, no digging in, no tearing of the fibre irrespective of grain and/or grain direction, just an absolutely beautiful tool to use. Very little time required for cleaning up and finishing. A separate base was inserted to fill the chuck centre, as you can see I place my initials on the underside along with the month/year, a habit I have practised for many years. I will post more about this tool I have made at a later date. This bowl is about 8” long, 6” wide and 1 1/4” thickness, not large by many standards but still made a small trinket bowl.
-- 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.