Garry Oak Bowl Turning

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Garry Oak Bowl Turning; December 2012.

We have a large stack of Garry oak thats been drying for 2 years and to check its moisture content I cut a chunk off a wainy board and turned it. The piece was so uneven, one side being thicker than the other that before I could take some of the thickness off it had started to rock and walk the lathe out from the wall in the shop. Using the natural edge like this is one of my favourite ways to turn, working from the outside of the tree in and leaving the uneven edge of the bark as the lip. The shape is not round but oval and it captures more of the feel and nature of the tree that the bowl was turned from. (Size 12″x 9″, finished with shellac and tung oil)