Small roll bowl
Ken Sherwin

Small roll bowl

I picked up a box of solid bamboo flooring as a closeout with the intent of seeing how it turns. Maple is so much better as the bamboo tends to splinter out, even with a fresh grind on the gouge. It just won't come smooth until you use sanding sealer and sand it down. I sand with the lathe turning and had to go both forward and reverse to get it right.


This 7" dia roll dish was the result. It was worth it for the novelty but I wouldn't pick bamboo as a first material choice.


The lack of growth rings makes for a different looking grain pattern though. This piece was done with 12 segments per ring and the lack of growth rings even makes the segment edges harder to spot.
Like the color. Have not tried bamboo. With what you described I don't think I will.
Very nice roll dish or popcorn would even be better. lol.
 
It's way too small for popcorn. My bigger roll dish (13" dia made with walnut and a maple streak) would be better. :):)
 

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