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So I started a Myrtle Bowl. My mother decided she wanted me to make bowls for people for her so I ordered 6 blanks for that two myrtle wood two canary wood and two more bhilwara wood bowls. They are on the cheaper side of things yes but I think she was more or less going for the way the wood grain looks. I do like the way they look. I'm kind of glad she chose those because they are easy as all get up to turn. I'm also trying out a new sanding tool and inertia sander that I picked up the other day. Its working well semi okay for things but not the best. I guess its another learning curve to deal with. In the long run all of these bowls are getting recorded so its going to take a bit of time. At least I don't have to have these to her until Christmas time frame. I used my new EWT Mid Sized Rougher for this entire project for shaping and I love the tool.
I was originally going to just toss this in the yard waste bin....
I'm not quite sure exactly what this is here in the photo but this is a really nice piece of wood, I don't want it to go to waste. How ever when I started carving it down to round I started noticing the wobble effect yet again. I proceeded to stop the lathe. I was positive to get everything lined up properly this time, even too full passes to make sure I wasn't starting and stopping between cuts. Then I came across another issue directly in the wood. I'm not sure if it is a dry spot but it is becoming to be a pain and I think that is primarily what may be causing the wobble effect on the outside. When I was testing on the inside of the piece (Not yet hollowing, facing)... I felt NO wobble effect on the chisel. It was only on the current working side of the wood in rounding. I dont want to have to cut it down too much but at this rate that may be what happens to see if the wobble comes out of the wood. Any ideas on this?