I have a whole bunch of smaller chunks of wood I got recently, which you can read about >> HERE << and I noticed that some of them were starting to crack a bit, so I thought I'd best get cracking on roughing them out.
I've got it down to just a little over 10 mintues each from chunk of wood, to slipping it into the DNA bath.....
I start with a chunk of wood
Mount it via the worm screw on the chuck
Get out my super flute beating stick and have at,
this is done mostly at about 1000 RPM or higher, as the faster the cut the less time it takes to do....
Bang, outside done!
Boom, inside done
Ready for a DNA bath!
While it may be quick, it still makes a mess!
I did about 20 last night and I'll be doing a bunch more today, I know they are not fine works of art etc, but they are certainly good practice. I also did some in the reverse orientation, so they came out as Natural Edge bowls.
I hope to be able to give some away, and maybe even sell some