Here is a natural edge bowl and "I made it at the TechShop". And you can make one there also.

I started with a crotch of cherry wood that I could not use in my wood. I knew it was from the fall cut and that would work great for an edge bowl. I first mounted it on the lathe the same as a spindle between centers. I then shape the out side of the bowl and then put a foot with a lip that can be secured to a chuck. Then I flip the bowl around and chuck it up using the foot as a hold. Now it is like turning a somewhat normal bowl but with the shape it is turned using the shadow.  You will need to take soft cuts on the outer edge. After it was done I finished it with some english oil to keep the natural feel. These are fun to do as green because  it will change its shale as it dries out.


craftclarity made it!(author)2014-05-14

Super pretty! Would love to see your techniques!

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