Flame Birch and Quilted Maple

Today’s bowls both feature figured wood: flame figure in Birch and quilting figure in hard Maple. Both are fairly small at 5.5″ x 2″ but both pack a good bit of impact in a small space.

Quilted Maple 5.5 x 2

The figure is much more obvious in the Maple than in the Birch, but especially in the right light and right angle, the Birch clearly shows its figure.

Flame Birch 5.5 x 2

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!