HARLEQUIN – A BOWL
The bowl that nearly took my head off. This is the trouble you go to just to realise a design thats been bugging you for a long time. Trouble started when I mounted this chunk of triangles onto the lathe to turn out the inside. First up, it wasn’t bound together strongly enough – (I had to take it apart after turning to finish shaping the feet on the bandsaw;) and second I couldn’t slow the lathe down enough. Which was the reason why after a few turns the centrifugal force blew off the ends which flew around the shop a bit before stopping. Fortunately no-one was in the way. You’d have thought that I would learn, it happened a second time too ,but I got there in the end third time around. 12″ x 12″ x 9″ maple and beech, black french polish.