Journey into Woodturning #13: Wing Lid, Ring Minder, Padauk Bowl Project

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 09-08-2020 02:03 PM 496 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Best Turn Thus Far! Part 13 of Journey into Woodturning series Part 14: EPIC FAILURE! Pushed the WEN lathe too far? »

On a wing and a prayer, I set myself and the lathe up for a challenge. Sure, a bowl is a challenge in its own way, at my beginner level, but I wanted to push myself even farther with a “wing lid”. What’s the worst that could happen, right?

I realized after I started the project, the lid was a little small to be cutting the corners to give it eight sides, so I left it at four sides. The lid was the scariest thing I think I’ve turned on the lathe. It was like a wooden saw blade spinning just a fraction of an inch from my hand. I guess being afraid made it safer, know the dangers and always having it on my mind.

The finial was made from a pen blank and really took on a design of its own. In the end, this was three projects in one. The finial, the wing lid and the bowl. Overall, I think it turned out alright and I learned a lot.

If I were to do this over again, I would get a bigger piece of wood and try to make it all from the same piece. The finial I don’t think made much of a difference, but you can clearly see the wing lid has a slightly different color. Same species of wood, but different tree and grain structure.

This week’s video: Wing Lid – Ring Minder – Bowl

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