Sycamore Bowl

I turned this Sycamore bowl yesterday.  I had two more Sycamore blanks in this batch but both of them had rotted during the drying process as they were not properly sealed by the vendor prior to shipping.  It’s sad but it does happen.


This piece of Sycamore has the ray flecks that make Sycamore more than just another pale white wood.

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 Odie’s Wood Wax.