|Project by Bill||posted 08-02-2013 01:50 PM||1489 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
The stand for this walnut wing bowl was at one time the top to a vase that stated cracking from the bottom up while I was hollowing it out on the lathe. Tried to speed things up a bit by cutting the neck off so I could get into it quicker, but that didn’t work either. Threw it into the woodpile forgot about it.
Made the wing bowl last week, instead of mounting the log between centers lengthwise, you turn it the wrong way, so that the 16 inch long log is spinning like a helicopter on the lathe. I like to make one of these every now and then because they look cool, but mostly because they are substantially more dangerous than normal turning.
Back to the stand… My 8 year old daughter picked that piece up to throw it into the fire, I fished it out and brought it into the lathe and made a little display stand with it for the winged bowl.
Bowl is fifteen inches across, about 3 inches tall, stand is three inches tall and two inches diameter. both are finished with lacquer and wax.
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973