wooden bowl

5

“Spent a good few hours chainsawing up the giant slabs today into bowl blanks. Wasn’t sure what i was going to get due to all the voids, and spaces in the timber, but ended up with a really good yield. 5 or 6 really big 12 inch plus blanks, and a heap of mailer bits. Grain is unreal, swirly, puppy, and the most intense colour. Going to get these roughed out as soon as possible, hopefully ready to finish by summer!…..”

6

“Finishing of the bottom of a large 18 inch sycamore shallow bowl. The base is turned in a design that makes use of the aesthetic of the groove that must be cut to accept the chuck, as once the inside of the bowl is completed , i have no good way of re-attaching such a large bowl to finish the underside as I do on smaller bowls. Its sanded, taken off the lathe, branded, then put back on the lathe for a final sand and oil!…..”