Tulip Bowl

Tulip bowl version 2

Tulip Bowl

The very first bowl I turned was in Tulipwood. When I started out I was hesitant to try a thin rim at risk of ruining the project. I also figured I’d try an internal design with dovetails, not considering its practicality and usefulness as a bowl.

Tulip Bowl Side View

With a fresh Tulip blank I decided to try a more traditional bowl form. I’ll probably re-turn my original, or maybe I’ll keep it to measure progress – who knows.

Tulip Bowl Top View

The finish is friction polish over an unsealed surface sanded to 320-grit. I’ve recently begun experimenting with abrasive waxes prior to finishing as an alternative to sanding sealer, a process that seems to work very well. The friction polish does form a nice sheen though on its own, even applied to bear wood, and I’m pleased with how this one came out.

Tulip Bowl Bottom


Share Your Thoughts

Discover more from The Blind Man's Workshop

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading