Turned a piece of spalted birch, finishen with Hampshire Sheen gloss vax. Im Not shure if i succeeded within the calabash shape or size 🤷♂️ But im happy to be a member of a wood turning club 😊
October 2021 archive
Really liked the shape of the Calabash so tried to keep to the dimensions on the demo. Only problem is hollowing an undercut rim for thin walls as limited space meant the gouge handle hit the wall so I couldnt get a greater angle. But even so pleased with the outcome.
Two attempts in the end, both sycamore both have slight ratio issues I found getting the sizing right a fun challenge, but love the shape and will certainly keep playing with in for years to come.
Second go at the style, I’m not very good at curves but I enjoyed the challenge. A piece of rippled sycamore, I tried to colour it but it did not look good so I took it of again. I like the shape on this one and the proportions are better, 7″ x 3″ high
This is my first attempt at the callabash style. Made from sycamore I have kept it simple, 9 1/2″ wide x 2 1/2″ high
Had a bit of fun turning some scraps into these items. I used Staffordshire black on the birch cat and then lacquer.