After watching Guilio Marcolongo demonstrate at the Utah Woodturning Symposium, I took to heart his statement that not every woodturning project must be round. He does some nice work by figuring out different ways to hold his work.

Back at my shop, I found a chunk of walnut that could serve well for my experiment with out-of-round turning. My general plan was a triangle but with arcs instead of sides. No plan works out perfectly and my bowl turned out even more misshapen than planned.

The bowl is approximately 7 inches by 5 inches and about 2 inches high, finished with lacquer and buffed to a high gloss.

I think there is a better way to go about this type of project. I’m pondering it and I will find a way.

Good turning.

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Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used by permission.

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