Wood Turning

Purpleheart and Chestnut Bowl with a Walnut Base

This is a tiny bowl(about an inch high, by about an inch in diameter) I made form the corner cutoffs of a much bigger bowl blank. What I used to make the bowl in the picture were further remains from a Christmas ornament. I added a small piece of chestnut in the middle to allow me more yield, as I only have a small amount after the corners are cut from a larger blank.(I have a special jig that I use on the disk sander to make a flat edge ready for glue-up after the corners are cut from larger blanks. I could send a picture with some instructions if you are in to that sort of turning.) The base is a piece of Black Walnut left over from a picture frame. I needed this base as the bottom got a little to thin, and so i decided to just drill out the bowl bottom and put on the base. Believe it or not, i have a bowl still smaller than this one!


Submitted by: Jordan Berghaus