It turns out that wood turning and metal spinning are both done on a lathe, so we had a little wood turning prerequisite class on our way to making guacamole bowls. Here's how it went...
First you need a block of wood, a few tools and some safety goggles. Then it's time to prepare the wood to go on the lathe.
The wood looks so smooth while it's spinning, but it's really rough and requires several rounds of gouges and the sanding. We just needed the basics so we stopped at this:
We met up with Earl again and got started...
[caption id="attachment_3206" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Carrie's turn. She's taller, she's clearly watched me with my natural abilities, she gets into it... but will it pay off?"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3209" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="There's lots of pushing and leaning and the tricky part; turning the lip of the top rim of the bowl. But the next thing you know, you're polishing this gorgeous piece... "][/caption]
And perfect timing too because Carrie had a little party shortly after class and word in the room was that our bowls were fabulous! Even our rustic chunks of wood look great and work for candles and holding up our bowls. The only bad news? We ate all the guacamole before we got a picture so Carrie sent me this... apparently the bowls are good for fruit, candles, cereal...Â Great time, Carrie! 'til next time!!!