Second Stage- Finishing

after 6 months- the dry bowl blank- note that it is no longer round

mounted and ready

to turn for a second time

turning the rim

turning the outside

sanding the outside

progression of sandpaper used

60 to 600 grit... then 0000 steel wool

outside ready for sanding

remounted and now

turning the inside

sanding the inside

inside sanding completed

remounted and held in place with a vacuum chuck to turn and finish the bottom

sanding the base

lathe-work finished...

the bare wood is shiny-smooth

signing the piece

heating up the brand

branding the piece

food-grade walnut oil

being applied

the finished piece