50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #29: Life is just a chair of bowlies

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by mnguy posted 07-22-2019 05:16 PM 334 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 28: Another square bowl Part 29 of 50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 series Part 30: Apple bowl »

With apologies to Mary Engelbreit.

Still working through a cherry log gifted to me by a neighbor ~3 years ago.

I wanted to work on replicating work as a skill builder, as trying to make three “identical” bowls for my board and bowl piece didn’t go great. I made the first bowl after making sure I had more than 4 blanks roughly the same size. I then make a template / gauge for the side profile. Pretty simple turning. 4 matching bowls took me 6 total bowls; one was too small diameter by the time I turned off all the bark, and the other had the rim chip out along an invisible crack, so I had to turn it down in height to salvage something. In the end, I got very similar edge profiles, diameters from 4 7/8” – 5”, and all with a 2” height.

Finish is Shellax over EEE.

I am REALLY enjoying the challenge of coming up with 50 projects – I was initially worried I would run out of ideas. Not an issue. I went to a local cabinet shop that also sells hardwood, and sells offcuts. Five minutes looking over the bins of offcuts and I had 5 project ideas and the material to make them :)

0 comments so far

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics