Figured Maple Bowls

I just finished a set of nine figured Maple bowls that include all the major figures found in Maple including: Bird’s Eye, Curly (aka Flame or Tiger Stripe), Quilted, and Ambrosia.

Figured Maple Set of 9

Top from left to right is Ambrosia and Quilted.  Middle row is Curly.  Bottom row is Bird’s Eye.

Figured Maple Ambrosia

The Ambrosia piece measures 9″ x 2.5″.

Figured Maple Quilted

The Quilted Maple measures 7.5″ x 2″

Figured Maple Curly

The two lighter colored Curly maple pieces measure 8.5″ x 2″ and the darker piece in the center measures 9.5″ x 2″

Figured Maple Birds Eye

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!