Bio of a stone piece

This piece of alabaster has been epoxied to an MDO faceplate.


 

On the lathe ready to begin. The first thing is to get it somewhat symmetrical with the bowl saver tool.

 

The stone now has the corners knocked off.

 


The form is starting to take shape.

 


Another view showing the top before hollowing.


 

The outside is cut to its final shape and the top rim is prepared to accept the wood trim.


 

Rosewood is cut into eight segments and glued together before being epoxied to the top of the bowl.

 

The rosewood rim is complete and the hollowing process is now continued. The rim has to be finished before the sides of the stone are too thin to prevent shattering the piece. (Been there. Done that)

 

The finished vessel after polishing.

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