Deep Narra Bowl

I have been fortunate to work with Narra before and I continue to think it is an excellent turning wood, if expensive and difficult to source.

Narra Interior

As before, the Narra blank cut easily and cleanly, requiring very little clean up sanding.  I was fortunate in this piece, at least I think so, to have a good deal of sapwood included which makes for an excellent contrast with the heartwood.  I realize that some wood turners would reject a blank with so much sapwood, but I really enjoy pieces that mix the two and show such marked contrast and interest.

Narra Reverse

This piece is 3″ deep and 5″ wide.

All cuts were made using the Easy Wood Tool system on my Robust American Beauty lathe.  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 Shellawax.

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!