Three cornered turning

This is my first attempt at a three sided bowl. It’s an interesting experience turning off centre even with a blank that was little more than six inches square. The layout was done simply with a compass. Turning off centre is a little disconcerting and gets  worse with each new setting until the shape is finalised.

The bowl dry sanded and finished with wet and dry paper. Red gum always comes up a treat and since commencing wood-turning I have come to quite like this timber.


This video from Robert Sorby explains the setting up and turning techniques involved in this approach.

I’m pleased with the result and it looks great in red gum.

Three sided bowl

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