I got a lathe in 2004. I'd always wanted one. After playing with it for a while, I decided that the best way to get used to using it was to make a bunch of gifts. So, I built these bowls. I got wood from my local wood stores, buffed them after turning an finished them with oil and/or wax.
|Honey Locust. It's a mostly orange color with some sapwood
|These mahogany scoops are very fun to make
|Huon Pine is wonderful to work with. It's rather soft, but turns beautifully smooth
|This leatherwood turned out to be my favorite. It turned easily and came out very smooth. It's color is gorgeous
|I liked this she oak much more than I thought at first. It was a little tricky to turn, but came out nicely.
|Everybody likes the zebra wood. A bit challenging to turn
|More she oak. Notice how difference the perpendicular views are.
|Walnut still on the lathe chuck
© 2006 Joseph D. Skehan - Last Modified: April 15, 2006