This is a little three leg stool, turned from black walnut on the pole lathe. The seat is sawn, not turned, then I used a little gouge on the edges and where the tenons from the legs come through. The turning is intended to resemble bells and clappers.
The second bowl, in ash. I counted forty growth rings in this bowl, and it represents less than half of the tree’s radius.
The ash bowl with oiled with walnut oil.
Two bowls. One in walnut and one in ash.
Hollowing the walnut bowl on the lathe
Below are a series of pictures of turning a black walnut bowl on the pole lathe.
Shaping the sides with a roughing gouge.
Starting to hollow it out.
Using a hatchet to chop away the sap wood on a billet of walnut.
Shaping the billet on the shaving horse with drawknife to make it ready for the lathe.
Using the roughing gouge to shape the cylinder. This will become one leg on a little stool.