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