Originally Posted by sawdustfactory
Oldmac and Horatio, what I would really like to see the two of you do is a simple bowl, but with a continuous (or near continuous curve) both inside and out. No flat spots. Consistent wall thickness throughout. To judge, cut it in half when finished. For a reference, see firehawks recent bowl post.
But...why cut a perfectly good bowl in half? lol
Eh, okay, I'll do it but I'm not sure how well I will fare.
In terms of materials, I have:
Mesquite (a whole lot)
Nogalito (Texas Walnut/blk walnut) (eh, enough for a few items)
Cedar (meh...got quite a bit)
Oak (all of it really green though)
Sycamore (a few pieces left though alot of it punky)
Mystery Wood! I have an ugly little tree in my backyard my wife wants me to cut down but it supposedly has pretty nice grains to it. I may or may not hack it down. Its half dead and has some presumed spalting action going on.
I try and use continuous curves in most of my bowls. My problems are with thickness and finish. Carbide tools are great but I need to get some decent conventional tools. The ones I have are crap.
I will probably not be able to do anything segmented beyond gluing a few chunks together. Still hunting for a band saw. Or a tale saw. I might attempt to cut and sand down a plank the old fashioned way and chop it up on the miter saw but that seems like a hell of alot of work, heh.
Oh yeah, apparently, I have Shingles. WTF?!? I got a scrip for the good pain killers at least for the nerve deal.