Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Bowl No, 11
Another Sycamore bowl. This one is heavily spalted hence the dark patch, but it turned pretty well considering. I've turned quite a bit of this wood now, all from the same tree, and I really think that it's a valuable exercise sticking to the same wood for a bit and learning it's properties.
I remember reading in Robin Wood's book 'The Wooden Bowl' that some of the old professional bowl turners would use one type of wood exclusively all of their lives. I'm sure I've also read on Robin's blog that when he starts working on a new tree, it takes him a while to adjust to the new wood.