I tend not to make the bottom flat but slightly concave so that just the edges touch the ground. This avoids most rocky situations and, should the wood move at all, its easy to sand flat as there isn't too much wood to remove.sammo":3herb1s8 said:Like it very much - I am pretty new to this turning lark - and enjoying myself very much, making lots of scrap and practicing different shapes - the first dig in and a piece of wood flying out of the chuck was less enjoyable :roll:
But in the effort of improving i was wondering how would get the bottom flat so that sits nicely on a table top?
To me the upper surface look incomplete. It's neither natural (like the waney edges) nor finished (like the bowl).babylon355":10snndwz said:Had a couple of pieces of scrap yew knocking about and just made a few very simple bowls. I quite like 'em but open to critique.
I always had assumed that finish was created by an adze. The picture proves otherwise!bugbear":3uylnlma said:To me the upper surface look incomplete. It's neither natural (like the waney edges) nor finished (like the bowl).
I'd go for a carved or textured surface, with either a gouge or a heavily cambered plane blade. You still get the texture contrast, but the piece would look (at least to me eye) more completed and intentional.
Something along these lines, (only smaller scale)