|Project by NaptownWood||posted 11-12-2013 06:06 PM||831 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I’m posting this to get some pointers more than anything.
This wood is more like barnyard wood. It was an oak tree milled on my grandfathers farm about 30 years ago. I was lucky to have gotten some big pieces. One turned in a mantle and the others have been waiting.
This wood is as hard and as heavy as steel. I just flat out couldnt manage to remove the tool marks. I may buy a detail sander to battle this in the future.
This piece is 12” from diagonal corner to corner and 1.5” thick.
Only skinned one knuckle in the process, which I assume is around average for a first square bowl.
I frankly think that was part of my problem. Tool rest position is difficult for one of these. Well, stock tool rest anyway.
Also, is there a tutorial or blog or anything dealing with properly re-chucking a piece and getting it perfectly centered once you flip it around? Seems like whenever I do this, I’m having to re turn the back or front because its a tad off center, hence some tool marks on the curves. I used a scraper after the gouges, and this helped a bit.
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