Now what do you do? Throw away the bowl and start over? Not necessarily. There are many alternatives. Which one to use? Mostly, it is a personal choice involving personal taste and the amount of effort to repair the bowl. These alternatives can be grouped into three main categories: conceal; accept; and emphasize.
Small woodturning projects can be held easily in the hand. This allows them to be viewed easily from a variety of angles and consideration can be given to changes that may be made in the next one. For instance, if beads are now simple to turn it may be time to incorporate more in the next project. On the other hand it may instead be time to turn less beads and more coves until these are as easy. Large projects allow the same considerations but with larger time constraints as well as costs.
Prevent these classic woodturning mistakes, and your woodturning projects will become artful pieces of woodwork:
I like to have students make the project itself a couple of times. This allows for the development of the necessary skills to complete the project and brings confidence in the ability to complete the work. Then it is time to sit and look at the completed project.
First one should examine what projects might catch ones interest. This may be as simple as deciding to make a table for a change and then wanting round legs. In turn this leads to determining what the legs will look like and how they will be decorated. It may also lead to considering that the table top might be round and then the whole table could be made into a pedestal table and so on. Of course there is no particular reason that this has to be considered as only one project. Instead it could be decided to make a rectangular table with round legs as well as a round, pedestal table or indeed more than one.
Woodturning project ideas, or the craft of making objects from different wood materials, is an inseparable part of the technological progress and the life of many people. There are some crafts that are more specific than others. Woodturning is a type of woodworking, but it uses crafting methods that are fundamentally from the classic ones. You should definitely learn about this unique craft, at it is an exciting venture.
As a starting point it is good to look at several sets of plans or drawings for the project and pick out one that definitely appeals to you, especially if you are a beginning woodturner. Beginners need to be able to concentrate on only a few things at a time and these are better being such things as tool use and technique rather than design.
There are a number of woodturning techniques that you can use to produce a variety of beautiful objects. Spindle turning is the simplest and most common method used for the making of furniture parts, spindles and pens. The spur center digs into the wood. The other center supports the work piece. In faceplate woodturning, the object is secured with screws to a faceplate and then a tool is used for its crafting. This technique is used for the making of hollow objects such as bowls and platters.
Woodturning projects are available free for hobbyists and professionals. The level of experience needed to begin the project is indicated at the beginning of the instruction page for most of the projects. A listing of supplies needed is also included on the project pages found at the beginning of the plans. Many of these plans are available in a choice of formats, including PDF files. Most include pictures or illustrations of the step-by-step phases to completion.
Second, the wood worker’s project should be inexpensive. Most of the price of a project is determined by the wood used. In fact, the first few projects should consist of local woods that are cheap or free. Any other embellishments should be easily found and inexpensive indeed, such as tea lights or copper pipe sections for handle ferrules. If a band saw is part of the shop set up it is simple to reduce a section of firewood to turning squares that will be fine for a variety of projects.