|Project by GenuineGeek||posted 02-08-2013 01:18 AM||686 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my first bowl ever. (I guess my first posted project, a goblet is sort of a bowl on a stick) It started as an ash bowl blank from the store, 2 inches thick and 5 inches in diameter. Finished size is just under 2 inches from base to rim, and 4.75 inches in diameter.
The best part was in got to use my chuck, my new, first ever chuck. I turned an inside tenon and since I was a little nervous I put some two sided tape on the chuck. Good thing too, because at one point I noticed that the chuck had gotten a little loose but the tape held the bowl on.
It’s not a very nice chuck, but it is all I could afford and my lathe is old and in bad shape so I did not want to invest in an expensive chuck at this point.
I got some guitar strings from a friend today and I decided to burn a few lines too. Just under the 1/4 inch rim I put two lines, one thicker than the other. Then I tried to put a line near the base but it was not very flat there and so that line did not turn out as well.
I tried a light stain on the 1/4 inch rim, but I did not let it set long enough, I ended up sanding much of it off.
Sanded the whole thing from 80 stepping up to 600 (just a bit of overkill)
I finished the bowl with clear semi-gloss shellac, 3 coats with sanding between and then finished with a paste wax burnished on while is was mounted on the lathe.
-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.