Supersize bowl in the making...

17 June 2021, Woodturning in practice, Would you like to leave a comment?

Hand, made, natural, edge, yew, wooden, bowl

The first half of this year has been exceptionally busy, with a variety of projects on the go. Not only that, but my obsession with collecting only the finest of wood, seems to have taken over lately!

This is the largest piece of yew I have turned for some time, measuring well over two feet across. Just moving it around the yard was difficult and mounting it on the lathe was a pain!

I shape my largest blanks with a chainsaw as much as possible, so as to minimise the rotating weight. However, they still need to be turned extra slow, especially when there are natural edges.

Below, are some images of this piece being rough turned and its amazing wavy shape. The sack barrow should give an idea of just how much it weighs!

Wooden serving boards

Wooden serving boards

Wooden serving boards

Wooden serving boards

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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