I recently made another small Bird’s Eye Maple dish.
I am pleased with the figure in this piece, not the heaviest bird’s eye pattern I have ever seen but still quite good.
I used my trusty Easy Wood turning tools but this time I also employed the newest cutter from Easy Wood Tools, the Negative Rake Carbide Cutter. It is advertised as essentially preventing catches and as being especially made for very hard woods and composite materials such as acrylics. I decided to try one of these on the Finisher although they are also made for the Rougher as well. I was pleasantly surprised and I am certain I will order more of them. They do cut SLOWLY but they also cut extremely fine and clean. The shavings that are produced as remarkably fine as is the finished cut. I am fine with cutting a bit slower for a cut this fine.
I used my standard Nova Chucks, this time in the 35mm size for a dish this small. I used the Nova Cole Jaws for the reverse work, which was minimal. The finished piece measure a diminutive 5 1/4 by 1 3/4.
My standard go-to finish is always ShellaWax and that’s what I used here.
Stay tuned and whatever you make today, have a good turn doing it.