It's my sisters birthday, so I turned a few things for her. The
surprize was remembering all the maple rounds I had stored in one of
the sheds fo future use. Turns out it's developed some nice spalting.
WOW! That bowl is beautiful! Oddly I have some spalted oak that looks
very very close to that in color.
And surrounded with maple.
I taught our son to turn - he was turning by himself and after
a number of nice items - one afternoon while I was at work he
stabbed a block a bit aggressively and a half flung off and hit him
in the face shield hood area. Just above the clear plastic. Snapped
a nice silver dollar size half moon. - He hasn't turned since. That
has been 12 years of so. Such is life. - He knows how to do a number of
projects and maybe someday he will try again.
On 1/15/2013 4:10 PM, Mike M wrote:
I have one, but I haven't used it much, maybe I'll give it another
try. I've found that as I've got better at sharpening, specificaly
the finger ground gouges and learned to use the bevel more I do pretty
well. On the outside once the shape is roughed out I prefer to use a
skew chisel the most.
On Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:43:54 -0600, Dave Balderstone
There is a slight concave on 1/2 the base. I'm able to chuck it up on
a Oneway face set up for grabbing bowls so I turn the base last. If
you look close at the far side you can see the start of a crack in the
edge so it won't be holding liquids so I didn't worry about food safe.
I used Watco natural danish oil and a few coats of a satin gel poly.
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