April 5, 2014 Bowl Production

I spent the day roughing out green bowls from Black Cherry Burls and a big piece of Butternut.  These bowls are green (wet) and will shrink and warp as they dry.  They are intentionally turned with thick walls to allow room for the shrinking and warping.  If they dry to quickly they will crack and split as they dry.  In order to slow the drying process I put them in a paper grocery bag with their wet shavings generated from the turning process.  I will check them in a few months to see if they have lost enough moisture to be stable.  Once they have stabilized, I will put them back on the lathe and true them up and finish them.

Green Bowls Roughed out on 4/5/14

Bowls Roughed out on 4/5/14

Green Bowls Roughed out on 4/5/14

Green Bowls Roughed out on 4/5/14 – Black Cherry & Butternut

Live Edge Black Cherry and Butternut - Rough Green

Live Edge Black Cherry and Butternut – Rough Green

The bowls on the left are from Black Cherry burls and the two on the right are Butternut.  They are all “live edge”, meaning that the rims are not flat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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