Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thin Bowl

This bowl is about 1/8 inch thick. It was a fun project to make. I originally intended that it should have a round base to be a rocking bowl but when it was completed it looked like it needed a little lift, so I added a ring of rosewood as a base.
Due to its thinness the light shines through the wood making it quite spectacular as it sits in the sun.
The bowl is bout 7 inches in diameter.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Small turned box with top top

Here is a fun project to make and behold. The picture shows three of these boxes made from sugar maple.
The top of each box is a spinning top. Hence the title: Box with a top top.
In the picture the box on the right is actually upside down with the top spinning on the bottom of the box. Hope that is clear??
In a (much) earlier post I described how I made the tops. Each top takes about five minutes to make to completion.
The box takes longer as it must be measured as it is turned. Every time that the lathe is stopped it takes time.