I recently became a member of the local woodturning club, and it turns out that they’ve got a really organized wood harvesting thing going out here. Apparently, in Oregon, wood grows on trees, and there’s a lot of it available. They were very willing to share, so I grabbed some.
So, now that I’ve got some big chunks of wood, I’m trying my hand at making bowls for the first time.
I’ve only done the rough turning for these bowls. They’re much thicker now then they’ll end up being. Since the wood I turned them from was green, I need to let the bowls air dry and warp for about six months. At that point, I’ll turn them to their final shape.
I’ve got walnut, pear, and birch bowls here.