WOW! Beauty! Small Natural Edge Ash Bowl

April 28, 2023 By Billy Burt Sr Off

You can view my other turnings here:…). One of my wife’s best frinds brought me a log and said make me something pretty from this. I didn’t know what it was, but it turned out to be Ash. I cut the end off because it was shaped oddly and used that piece to make this bowl. After turning, I torched the outside and sanded it back. This gave the piece an overall darker look and I liked it. The bark was mostly off so I torched the rim after I turned the inside. Finished with Hampshire Sheen Danish Oil. The bowl measures 5 1/2″ wide and 3″ tall. Woodturning is an art that requires patience, skill, and creativity. It involves the transformation of a piece of wood into a beautiful and functional object. In this tutorial, we will be making a small ash natural edge bowl. Materials: – Ash wood – Lathe – Wood chisels – Sandpaper – Finish (optional) Step 1: Preparing the wood Start by selecting a piece of ash wood that is suitable for your project. Cut it to size and mount it on the lathe. Make sure that the wood is securely fastened and balanced. Step 2: Roughing out the shape Use a roughing gouge to turn the wood into a rough shape. Make sure that the edges are still natural and uneven. This will give your bowl a rustic and natural look. Turn the wood slowly and carefully, removing small pieces of wood at a time. Step 3: Shaping the bowl Once you have roughed out the shape of the bowl, use a bowl gouge to refine the shape. Make sure that the walls of the bowl are even and smooth. You can also start refining the edges of the bowl to create a natural edge. Be careful not to remove too much wood at once. Step 4: Sanding Once you are happy with the shape of the bowl, use sandpaper to smoothen the surface. Start with a coarse grit sandpaper and gradually move to finer grits. Sand the wood evenly, making sure that you get rid of any rough spots and scratches. Step 5: Finishing If you wish, you can apply a finish to your bowl. This will protect the wood and give it a nice shine. There are many types of finishes that you can choose from, such as oil, wax, or varnish. Apply the finish according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Step 6: Mounting the bowl Once you have finished your bowl, remove it from the lathe and mount it on a flat surface. Your small ash natural edge bowl is now ready to be admired and used for decoration or as a functional household item. I finished it with Howard Feed-N-Wax and buffed with carnuba wax. It measures 1 1/2″ wide, 2″ long and 1/8″ thick. Enjoy. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks for watching.