Sunday, 3 June 2012

Swedish Inspired Bowl

Had a chance to do some turning yesterday so thought I'd have a go at making a bowl. I was inspired by these beautiful bowls on Jarrod StoneDahl's blog.

The log I used was very fresh, I don't think I've turned anything as green before and I think it made it a bit difficult to get the kind of finish I wanted on the end grain areas. It made me think of something I read in Robin Wood's excellent book The Wooden Bowl, which talked about leaving the wood for a period of time to 'mellow' before turning it. Maybe I should have let it mellow, but it didn't turn out too bad anyway.

I think that the inward curve going towards the rim could do with being more pronounced, but I'm happy with it for a first attempt. I'm looking forward to painting it with some Milk paint once it's dried, and to having a go at making more.

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