Turning Archive 2005
>This is the last of four bowls I posted this week. This last year and a half have been some of the most enjoyable time Iíve had woodworking. These last four bowls were done between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had a break through in my turning at this time, Iím not sure why or what happened. So far none of what Iíve done is original, seems like every time I have an idea its been done a hundred times. For now I will copy what I see and develop skills, right now I am very slow and not very proficient.
Iím sure being a hobby furniture maker these last 15 years helped me. Right now I donít want to build furniture, all I want to do is turn. I have really cot the bug. A friend and fellow turner warned me this might happen. My only save is I have filled my home with furniture for my wife and we have no more room. Iím sure this is a common progression also. Iíll have to wait until my children start their own homes and help them.
I really canít tell you how much I enjoy the free exchange of information I see in wood turners, unlike any other field of woodworking Iíve been associated with. If I can help anyone please email me.
I need to stop rambling now.
This piece is a walnut burl with a natural edge 5x7x1/4Ē thick. So far this has been the most challenging piece Iíve turned. I wish I had taken a picture of the burl. It was given to me and was over 20 years old with 20 years of garage grime on it. It had some rot and bark inclusion.