First bowls and I'm Hooked!!!
I can't believe its taken so long to finally be able to get in my shop and turn something!!
Here are my "first bowl turnings"
First pic is the outside of my first bowl a figured Maple 8x3; I was REALLY PROUD of the outside. It took a while but I got a good tool finish, minimal sanding to 220 with a oil and beeswax finish.
Then, I started on the inside - by the way did I mention I was really happy with the outside???; But, I digress...So I started on the inside and was having a good time hogging out (can you hog on a Jet 10x14 ???) the center and was going really good when I happened to take a glance from the headstock side--"I can see light thru it--I'm thin!!" OK, I'll just thin out the corner of bottom and go straight across---(see Pic 2)
Aw well, I learned a lot on that bowl.
Third pic- figured maple platter about 8" dia -- dare I mention that it was a bowl about 1-1/2" deep. I had "finished" the outside and had finished the inside when I noticed a slight blemish on the outside just below the rim. Well, just a slight cut and it will remove that err...
OK, explain to me this... I blew 2 bowls, on each I was happy with at least 1/2 of what I accomplished and I want to turn more bowls!!
I realize I'm limited with my current rig but that's ok it will force me to learn a delicate touch.
This is the bestest, mostest fun I've had in forever - I'm hooked on turning