First Bowl

Well it’s been a while since I had the chance to add anything to my page. Things have been a bit hectic around here and I haven’t had much time to get into the shed. Finally bit the bullet today and decided I’d get in there and get something done.

I’ve wanted to try turning a small bowl for some time now, so I finally decided today was the day. Found a blank I had stored away, mounted it on the lather and went at it.

It didn’t turn out too bad for a first try. The finish is a bit rough, and I could have put another coat of wax on it to give it a better finish. Overall I’m pretty stoked for a first try and I know I’ll get better with more practice. I might have to join the local woodwork guild and get some instruction on turning.

For those interested the bowl is about 115mm dia, the wood is Silver Ash, and I used the Robert Sorby Turnmaster to do the shaping.

Now the bug has got me again I’m sure I’ll be busy in the shed for the next few weeks at least. Keep your eyes open for more posts.

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