|Project by twItCHer731||posted 08-01-2013 08:00 AM||856 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Ive been lurking about LJ for for about 2 months looking at everyone’s amazing work, my mother-in-law is a wood worker and all to happy to encourage the fact I have been bitten by the bug. In such manner she sent me home with her 12 inch delta lathe that she currently is not using, some old wood chunks, and a set of gouges. She already had one chucked up, it was pretty dry and cracked, but I figured why not gotta learn somewhere, so I set about in a “winging it” fashion to turn down my first bowl this evening. 2 hours turning, sanding up to 320 cause its all i had on hand, and a little spilled danish oil later, Ive learned a lot and can’t wait to get another one chucked up and going. Sorry only crappy iphone pics as my wifes camera was dead.
Ive seen people on youtube turn the outside, and inside, then flip the bowl, and put non slip material on the end of a wood shaft and lodge the bowl between that and the live end to clean up the bottom, this did not work as well for me, I had no non slip material only a rubber glove that did not hold up, and thats how I lost the big chip out of the side.
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