Bowl Beginnings II

The bowl interior has been carved, defined, and smoothed. After final finishing, I put a lite finish coating on it to determine the bowl’s color and appearance. The wet finish also reveals, in the lower right, an area that needs more work removing scratches. These will carefully be removed with a curved card scraper, wet down again, and inspected.

It looks almost done, doesn’t it? Not at all. The outside of the bowl is, in some ways, a fussier proposition than the inside. With the inside of the bowl done, your job on the outside is to create an attractive exterior while observing that you do not make the thickness too thin.

I destroyed a lovely bowl about four years ago by getting too aggressive on the outside. It was a while before I forgave myself.

I’ll update you when I’ve finished the exterior and have started on the final finish.

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