3 Rainbow Poplar Bowls

I recently finished these three Rainbow Poplar bowls, which were relatively easy to make with a wood as soft as Poplar.  The two smaller bowls measure 7″ x 1.5″ while the larger bowl in the rear measures 9″ x 2″.

All major cuts were made using the Easy Wood Tool system on my Robust American Beauty lathe, although I do use Robert Sorby bowl gouges for light final passes before sanding.  Forward chucking was in a Nova Chuck, while reverse chucking was done using a Nova Chuck with Cole Jaws.  Sanding was with Gold and Green Wave sanding discs from Packard Woodworks.  Final finish is Odie’s Wood Wax.

3 Rainbow Poplar Reverse


As always, I wish all my readers a great experience in whatever your wood working interests happen to be and to those who like working with lathes especially, do a good turn today!