My mini orchid is in bloom. It has taken a few years to bloom again but it has done beautifully this year! The bloom is about 1 1/2" across.
After drilling a hole in the top of the piece of wood (the area that I will hollow out for the bowl), I mount it to the 4-jaw chuck.
Then it's time to make the tenon on the bottom of the bowl
and also shaping the sides.
Once the shaping is finished, it's time to sand
and then to apply finish.
I've tried lots of them but haven't found one
to be my go-to one yet!
The worm screw is removed from the wood and the jaws.
Then I turn the bowl around, tighten the jaws around the tenon. I have it all ready to hollow out the center
and that I hope to do today!
I spent the afternoon buffing up the early pieces and signed the bottom of each one! I must say, I am in love with this craft. What a wonder it is to me most of all........