MN Woodturners Association

Woodturners Association

Event Date:Categories: 2021-09-11 09:00:00 2021-09-11 09:00:00 America/Chicago Minnesota Woodturners Association September Monthly Meeting 2021 Information:

Mark Palma 

Topic:   "The Journey to Better Bowls"

September 11th 2021 9am  Zoom Meeting

Can we challenge ourselves to move beyond just making bowls and through small changes in our thinking move to making a better bowl that becomes a family heirloom?  This demonstration will start with the purpose of a bowl and its user.  After considering these questions, we can focus on wood species, size, shape, and the role of the rim and the foot to create a better work.  Lastly. the role of finish in bowl design will also be discussed.  During the demonstration I will show a series of bowls that fell short of this standard that I have made and my self criticism of why they could be better when critically reviewed.

Although we will never achieve the "perfect: bowl, we can maybe make conscious decisions ( as opposed to accidentail ones) that make our bowls a little better.



Meeting will start at 9:00am

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