Archive for February, 2010

Natural Edged Bowl

February 20, 2010

I purchased a small lathe (Jet 1220) recently, and made my first natural edged bowl.  The wood is spalted oak cut from a downed tree on my co-worker’s property in North Carolina; I helped him cut it up and we shared the wood (he is a turner as well).

I sure I used the wrong tools and techniques as I am very new to turning, but the wood was nice enough that it didn’t matter.  One of these days I will learn the right way to make these.

I love the spalting.

My wife likes the bowl as well; that makes it easier to buy more lathe tools!