April 12, 2014 Bowls

I spent today roughing out some more bowls.  I cut up what looked like a really good Red (Soft) Maple burl that Harold Cook gave me from the Remick Farm.  It had extensive internal bark seams that could cause problems.  Fortunately I only lost one small bowl at this point.  We will see what happens after they dry!  I used my McNaughton Center Saver to gain a few extra bowls and create fewer shavings.

I started a 6″ Butternut bowl late in the day.  This bowl ended my day on a sour note!  It came out of a quarter sawn piece.  After forming the tenon, I inserted it into the chuck for hollowing.  Because the bowl was so small I decided not to support it with the tail stock.  That was a mistake.  I got too aggressive and broke the tenon off.  I learn something every day I turn!!  I will finish this one tomorrow.

Red (Soft) Maple & Black Cherry Burls 4/12/14

Red (Soft) Maple & Black Cherry Burls 4/12/14

Red (Soft) Maple & Black Cherry Burls 4/12/14

Red (Soft) Maple & Black Cherry Burls 4/12/14

Red (Soft) Maple & Black Cherry Burls 4/12/14

Red (Soft) Maple & Black Cherry Burls 4/12/14

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