I had the pleasure of visiting with Tom Keen Thursday evening. Tom is a super nice guy and was very patient with this dyslexic who gets up/down mixed up at times. The plan was for me to learn how to turn a natural edge bowl on his larger lathe. And, to learn how to properly use a fingernail bowl gouge.
It was decided that I needed quite a bit of practice with the tool and the NE bowl might be a little out my league at the moment. So we went with a 'normal' bowl. Boy, did I learn quite a bit... "Ride the bevel" is still ringing in my ears as I type. The bowl below is the result.
This is Cherry with sap wood. 10 1/2" x 3 1/2" Finished with some Mineral Oil and bees wax.
Here I am actually doing some final scraping. (Yes I have safety prescription glass' on.)
Here is Tom doing some sanding on the bottom. Tom has a really nice area for turning. Thompson tools (Sharp!) and a really cool vacuum chuck that he made him self.