More often than not, probably 9 times out of 10, when I head out to the shed, I have no pre-conceived ideas of what I am going to do out there. Some times I may be doing a bit of clean up, some times a re-organisation, some times nothing more than a beer, listening to some music or watching an episode of “The Wire”, and some times, occasionally, some woodworking!
Even when I discover that I will be woodworking, I still then listen to the timbers to find out what I am going to do. Today was no different. I found myself picking up a square of, well I still am no good at working out the different timber types, and mounting it on the lathe. The timber whispered, and it was to be a square bowl, with a scooped out round section from the middle.
To start, a mounting ring was screwed to one side, which mounts in the jaws of my Nova chuck. Once finished shaping the base of the bowl and cutting a recess for the jaws, the bowl is reversed, remounted, and the ring removed.
However, a result there was, and so to the Roving Reporter, I see your salad bowl, and I raise you:
The finish was achieved first with the Ubeaut Rotary Sander from Carbatec, then Ubeaut EEE followed by Shellawax. I tried some of the Ubeaut Glow, but on this timber it was hard to pick the difference between the Shellawax and the Glow finish. Both looked good!
All these finishes are available from Carbatec, and Carrolls, and a number of resellers overseas (the products are now exported to the USA and Canada, not sure about the UK but wouldn’t be surprised!)
Guess the timber was talking today 🙂