Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Project #3 - Calabash bowl from Blue Gum log (Part 1)

We recently felled a Blue Gum tree that was growing in our garden. After letting the wood dry out for a while, I found a log that I thought I would make a nice Calabash style bowl.

Log of Blue Gum

Once the log was selected, I needed to debark it and cut it level so that it could be turned on the lathe.

The log after being debarked
After some work on the lathe, the outside is taking a nice shape.

Outside shaping of the Calabash
Now comes time to hollow out the inside.

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