My last attempt to turn a natural edge bowl from fresh green cherry ended in a near disaster. Half of the almost finished bowl hit me in the face. Fortunately, I was wearing my full face shield.
I cannot fear to turn a natural edge bowl. So I’m back at the lathe again quickly to conquer my fears and successfully turn my natural edge bowl.
This bowl is 11 inches in length and 9 inches across. A natural edge bowl never appears round. It is 4 inches tall. After rough turning the bowl, I waited two days before sanding to avoid sanding extremely wet wood. Than sanded it, turned the foot, and finished the bowl. In the two days, the bowl had started typical warping. It will continue to distort for a few weeks. It is finished with walnut oil.
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Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used by permission.