Bowl Making Process


whether it’s visiting a logyard, like this one in maine, or a neighbor who fell a tree, sourcing wood for bowls is always enjoyable.

On this trip the winning logs were white birch, ambrosia maple, cherry and yellow birch.

Next, the logs are chainsawed into smaller sections then bandsawed into circular blanks. here, a yellow birch blank then gets mounted on the lathe to be turned.

I turn the outside of the bowl first, then reposition the bowl and turn the inside.

Once the bowl is at the desired thickness, I sand both sides then milk paint the exterior.

Above: a live edge maple bowl that I turned on the lathe.

Above: a cherry bowl that I turned, milk painted and textured.

the finished products can be viewed at the Wooden Bowls page or purchased at the shop