"If I Had Wings" was a challenge I set myself for the AWGB seminar at Loughborough 2015. Made from a piece of Burr Elm, the winged bowl took a fair amount of planning and consideration particularly in how to mount and ultimately reverse the piece to finish the foot.
The blank was mounted outboard on the Oneway to give access and clearance for turning using the free standing toolrest
Preparation of the chucking point for reversing and hollowing out the bowl. The underside of the wings were also cut perfectly flat
I then reversed the piece onto the chucking point and gradually, workingt from the tips of the wings inwards, reduced then to 6mm. The relatively 'easy' bit was then the hollowing out of the bowl and undercut rim.
The final finishing touch was then to remove the chucking point which although simple, took some thought iitially
The piece was then finished with around 8 coats of Danish oil, lightly cut back between applications. Once fully cured it was carefully buffed on a 3 wheel buffing system.