I started wood turning about 3 years ago and have loved every miniute of it. At the discarded wood pile in the local landfill, I search for just the right piece of older cut and dried wood. My husband splits the chunk of wood into smaller pieces for me. I trim off much of the excess wood at the corners, with a bandsaw, making it as round as possible. Attach it to a face plate (shown above) and start turning. This photo and the 6 below, taken Feb. 28, 2010, show the steps taken to create my wood bowl.
|Wood mounted on faceplate and ready for rounding out with tools.||The rounding out or as one might say the sculpting process.||As you can see it is taking shape.|
The round disc carved into the bottom, will be placed into a 3 jaw chuck.
|With face plate removed, it is time to turn out the inside of this bowl.||Ready for the sanding and about 3 coats of a clear finish.|
This is the finished bowl from the photos above. Below are more photos of wooden projects I have made within the last 3 years.
|Small flower pot, would need to be lined with plastic to protect the wood from water.||Trinket box for your favorite what-nots.|
To create this bowl , I stacked and glued 5 pieces of cherry wood I found at a mill in central Florida. The top layer is from the ends of two boards.