For the past three months I have been diligently working at learning the skills needed to do creditable work on the lathe. There is a lot to learn and practice. Between attending a class and seeing a tool demonstration and reading books and watching podcasts, I have managed to get a lot of information that has made the learning process enjoyable and fruitful.
Here are pictures of some of the latest finished projects that have spun from the lathe.
Planning this plate was more difficult than the actual turning. It is made of maple and walnut and is 10" diameter.
This bowl is made of maple, walnut, oak, and purpleheart. It is 6" diameter and 2.75" deep.
I like the more substantial sides to this bowl rather than the typical very thin walls that seem to be the standard for turned bowls.
I like to make these little twig vases as a way to use the leftover scraps of wood that accumulate around the shop. This one is made of maple and walnut and is 3" high.
This little covered box is made of maple, walnut, oak, and purpleheart. It is 4.25" high.
I currently have several more pieces in various stages of completion in the works. I do have a couple sculpture projects that don't involve the lathe. So much to do, so little time. What a wonderful dilemma.