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Turning Yew Bowl May 2015

I hope you like the images I’ve taken showing from the first stages (the outside of the bowl), before I hollow out the centre of the bowl.

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At this stage you can see from the thumbnail that the bowl has a possible detail in the grain and I may be able to get a through and through when the bowl is finished. A ‘through and through’ is were the bowl has a natural hollowed out area allowing you to see right though the bowl.

 

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I like to turn bowls rather thick, if gives me the opportunity if I’m unsure as how I want to finish the bowl, or if I get other ideas when I’m turning the bowl. On this occasion I’m going to dry the bowl and it might warp during this process. With a thick bowl I might have chances to re-turn the bowl if it needs it.

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I know the wood I chose is a green timber so I gathered all the sawdust and a cardboard box to store the bowl in until I am comfortable to turn the bowl further then sand and finish the bowl later in the year.

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I hope you like the last thumbnails and have the look forward to coming back to my posts and look for this Yew board on its next stage!

 

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