Second Lyptus Bowl

I have worked with Lyptus in the past and it would seem that I didn’t particularly enjoy it.

I had a better time of it this time around and I think that could be because I cut the bowl at a different angle plus I have a good deal more practice than I did when I first turned Lyptus.

I wouldn’t say that Lyptus is a favored wood that I will be seeking out but it does have a nice pink color with a decent figure.

Lyptus isn’t really intended to be a turning wood, rather it is a flooring plank material but it is easy enough to get a flooring plank and cut it up into turning blanks if you are interested in working with this plantation wood.


This piece measures 7″ 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 as well as Abranet screens 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!