October 30, 2011

Natural Edge Funnel?

Filed under: Wood Lathe — Tags: , , , , , , — peteblair @ 12:08 pm


This is my first attempt at blogging on WordPress.com. I do however have another blog on my web site.

Yesterday I managed to make my first, and probably not my last, Natural Edge Funnel.

This of course was not by design, but when you spin wood on a wood lathe you often have things happen quite unexpectidely.

I was working with a small, Green Wood Cherry Bowl, wanting to make the bowl from start to finish wet I intended to try to get the wall thickness about 1/8″. My intention was to turn thin to try to minimize the risk of the bowl cracking while drying it a paper bag. This was just fine until I reverse chucked it on a vacuum chuck to finish the bottom. The vacuum in the small chuck I used sucked the bottom right out of the bowl. See photo.

Now I just need to find a market for Natural Edge wooden funnel.  :>)


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