Top from left to right is Ambrosia and Quilted. Middle row is Curly. Bottom row is Bird’s Eye.
The Ambrosia piece measures 9″ x 2.5″.
The Quilted Maple measures 7.5″ x 2″
The two lighter colored Curly maple pieces measure 8.5″ x 2″ and the darker piece in the center measures 9.5″ x 2″
The Bird’s Eye pieces measure 5.5″ 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 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!