Huge natural edge yew bowl

31 January 2017, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

I’ve just introduced a new supersize bowl, as part of my range of natural edge designs. At two feet in diameter, this is officially the largest yew bowl I’ve ever turned and is made from a single piece of wood.

The original blank was roughed out in 2014 and has been seasoning in the corner of my shed ever since. Being so large, I thought it best to finish off  - and free up some well needed space! The image below gives an idea of its size, whilst still mounted on the lathe…

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Nearly ready - I just need to complete the underside and apply some coats of oil. I’m delighted with the results and pleased there were no breakages!...

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The finished piece, which can now be viewed in my gallery…

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Jonathan Leech

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Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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  • Hi Chris,
    It's great you've got some yew coming in - as you can probably…
    - Jonathan Leech