Two More Hormigo Bowls

It turns out that I have a great deal more Hormigo, AKA Orange Agate and Granadillo, than I thought when you consider the synonyms.  Here I present two more Hormigo bowls.

I am pleased with the way these turned out as Hormigo is a very attractive wood although it can be challenging to sand out along the cross grain.  But, once you’ve made the effort you have something that is worth it in the end.


The smaller of the two bowls measures 6″ x 2″ while the larger bowl measures 7″ x 3″.

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!