Wood Turning

Life is Just a Bowl of Grapes

Cherry bowl, approx. 6 inch diameter, with walnut vines and koa grapes. Before turning the bowl, I did a glue-up with the curved walnut “vines”, and then rough turned the bowl to shape. I used a forstner bit to create 1/4 inch pockets for the grapes, and made the grapes with plug cutters. The grapes were done in 4 stages, to create the overlapping look, returning to the lathe between stages. Final sanding to 400 grit, and finished with satin wipe-on poly.


Submitted by: John Schutz