Woodturning – Finishing the wet turned Apple Union Bowl

Woodturning - Finishing the wet turned Apple Union Bowl
I finish turn the Apple Union Bowl I wet turned about nine weeks ago.

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Woodturning – Finishing the wet turned Apple Union Bowl

19 thoughts on “Woodturning – Finishing the wet turned Apple Union Bowl”

  1. You are too modest. That is a unique piece that will exceed expectations of most collectors of artwork. Loved it!

  2. A really interesting looking piece Mike, I like it just as it is. Doesnโ€™t need anything else (imo).


  3. Nice job finishing without losing the bark. I see a lizard in the inside figure, but that's just me. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  4. I have less than two years in the 'Game', and have learnt that the wood dictates the finished result. We can only hope to get something resembling what we have in our minds eye. I think it looks beautiful and I am glad you left the bowl as natural. My tip takeaway.. Sanding sealer for difficult tear out. Thanks Mike

  5. I love the gnarly exterior of this vessel.
    As to the tear-out on your interior – one would expect that from a fruit tree union (assuming we are both talking about a graft union).
    Wood turners, like myself, who deal with spalted wood (a different animal entirely) have to contend with tear-out as a matter of course. THE approach is to use copious amounts of 2 lb cut dewaxed shellac to strengthen the degraded wood. Your approach of using sanding sealer to mitigate the tear-out is pretty much the same. If it isn't a standard modus operandi among woodturners of all genres, it should be. I don't care how sharp the tools are, some times tear-out cannot be avoided.
    Once again, a very nice piece.


  6. Beautiful piece of art ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  7. What a beautiful bowl and certainly a challenge Mike. But you surpassed yourself in the end. Brilliant work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I do think you made a good choice of leaving the outside of the bowl as it was Mike. I like the look of the whole project, very natural looking.

    Cheers my friend

  9. Good choice Mike leaving the bark on and getting over tear- out lovely job mate๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  10. Think you got it dead right with the finishing Mike,looks much more natural this way!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  11. Lovely bowl Mike. I suspect there's some wonderful colours on the outside which will come up when you apply the lacquer.

  12. Mike, very nice color on the interior. Also the natural outside is interesting too. May I ask that when you put on captions you leave them on screen a bit longer. By the time I realize they are there they disappear. Better yet I prefer voice over. I would like to see a bit more of the sanding disk you were using too. As I have mentioned in the past I enjoy seeing all aspects of your progress through the completion of a project. That includes sanding and finishing. You need not dwell on some of those aspects but I do enjoy seeing the way you get some it them done.

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