Posts Tagged ‘Bowl (vessel)’


Rescue From A Woodturning Bowl Disaster – My Poor Maple Bowl

This woodturning project picks up from a green turning disaster a couple of months ago. At that time, I turned a green piece of maple. I wanted the finish turning without waiting for the wood to dry. However, in the final moments, my gouge caught the bottom of the bowl and it exploded. Maybe I […]

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Finish Turn My Apricot Bowl

This woodturning project picks up from a green turning completed about 3 months ago. The wood is apricot crotch from a neighbor’s tree. I attempted to microwave the rough bowl. After many 60 minute cycles at 10% power, there was no loss of weight and the wood was still cool. After many more 60 minute […]

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Time to Finish My Cracked Green Turned Bowl – Part 3

Now it’s time to finish this bowl — years in the making because I was distracted by work and family. But it’s also scary to finish turn a large bowl like this one. A large blank like this one is rare, very hard to come by. I rough turned it years ago and waited for […]

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Natural Edge Maple Bowl From Green Wood

For this lathe woodturning project, I rough turned a piece of maple about three weeks ago. The maple was green which is very easy to turn. I wanted a natural edge bowl. At the time, I considered finishing it in just the one mounting. However, wet wood clogs sandpaper very quickly. So, I thought I’d […]

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Finish Turning Plum Wood Bowl From Green Wood

It’s long past time to finish this woodturning project. This piece of plum came originally from a tree in my back yard. Several years ago, I rough turned it, painted it with a wax emulsion, placed it in a brown paper bag and left it on my shelf. During the drying process, it shrunk radically […]

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Woodturning Projects – Help – My Green Turned Bowl Cracked – Part 2

Turning green wood is a pleasure. Shavings fly off in wonderful cascades. But, the challenge comes when the drying wood splits or develops a crack. Don’t throw away the bowl. Instead, turn it into a creative opportunity by concealing, accepting or emphasizing the crack. Creative opportunity just knocked.

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Woodturning Projects – Help – My Green Turned Bowl Cracked

I rough turned this bowl on my wood lathe. Then I coated it with was, wrapped it in brown paper bags, and left it on a shelf in the shop to dry. Then life intervened and it has been several years. I think it is a very nice woodturning project. The bowl is now dry […]

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Woodturning Bowl Disaster – Green Maple to Finished Bowl in One Turning

Last week we had a late spring snow storm here. The very wet snow brought a maple limb down on a friend’s home. He cut the limb down from the tree and his house and gave me one of the larger limbs for woodturning. Now I owe him a bowl to give to his wife. […]

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Woodturning Apricot Bowl – Rough Turn Green and Microwave Dry Before Finishing

With this bowl, I’m starting with Apricot harvested recently.  It is still very green or wet. I will microwave this bowl to see if the microwave will speed up the process and provide some “instant gratification”. Alas, no luck with this wood turning project. Microwave drying even at 20% power produced disappointing checks and cracks […]

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Woodturning Walnut Bowl – Turn Green, Dry Rough then Finish Woodturn Walnul Bowl

Some time ago, I obtained some walnut from a builder who had cleared some land for homes. I promptly sawed the wood into manageable chunks and sawed each piece into halves through the pith. I coated each cut surface with a wax emulsion. I turned much of the wood soon thereafter, recoated each piece with […]

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