Journey into Woodturning #91: Mystery Wood

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 02-01-2022 03:48 PM 712 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This project started off as a mystery. Not only did I have no idea what I would make from this piece of wood, but I have no idea what the species of wood is. I knew it would be hard, based on the weight of the lumber. Also knew it was going to be round.

I started off thinking it would be a simple round noodle bowl. Small thin base, almost a bead. Outer shape of the bowl would be semi circular or basically a half a ball. The inside would match the outside.

After I started, I turned a small lip on the side and decided right then and there this was the new shape of the bowl. I added a large rim or lip to the top, but maintained the idea of having a semi circular inside. No particle reason, other then I thought it might look good.

Overall, I am very happy with the wood colors, the grain structure, the shape of the bowl. Everything seemed to fall into place. I just don’t know what wood it is.

This weeks video: Noodle Bowl


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#1 posted 02-04-2022 10:04 PM

Nice Video, I love the Laguna 12/16 but the tool rest is a little wimpy especially if you have the bed extension. I upgraded to this one from Best Wood tools. Got it from Buffalo Woodturning Products.

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