Natural edge ash bowl...

30 September 2019, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

Natural, edge, ash, wooden, bowl

Kiln dried ash is a tough one to work with, as the grain becomes rather tight and fibrous. Quite a lot of sanding was required to finish this piece, due mainly to movement and vibration - the grain had certainly fused together and didn’t want to be turned!

The bowl still retains the natural bark edge, which I’ve managed to keep intact. I achieved this by re sharpening my gouge for every cut and removing the smallest amount…

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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