|Project by Xyloid_Curt||posted 12-30-2013 06:48 PM||801 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This maple bowl was turned back in 2001 on a small craftsman 9 inch swing lathe (1954 model). It clearly shows that you don’t have to have a fancy machine, or even a lot of experience, to turn nice bowls. The wood came from the side of the road as the power company was clearing the trees along their power lines. The bowl is just under 9 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high. I can’t remember what finish I put on it but it is probably a polyurethane. I also have applied wax to it. I have kept this bowl as a reminder that all the lathe does is spin the wood. Additional features on a lathe may make things easier or quicker, but the finished product comes from the lathe tools in the hands of a turner.
-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood" www.etsy.com/shop/xyloidcreations