Neil has just bought himself a lathe and some tools and has spent a day with me learning the basics of bowl turning.As you can see from the following pics Neil did very well today making a very nice Walnut bowl.
Here are some pics from the days work.
Bringing the blank into balance by turning to round
Well into shaping the base
Sheer scraping the bottom of the bowl with the Crown Sheer scraper
Hand sanding the bottom of the bowl
Sanding with the Simon Hope Pro sander
Facing of the top of the bowl
Turning out the inside of the bowl
Turning off the spigot with the bowl trapped between pressure plate and tailstock
Leaving just enough spigot to support bowl
Removing remaining bit of spigot with Axminster carver
Buffing to a very high shine
Doesn't he look pleased with himself and so he should