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Lidded Antler Bowl I chose to do this little project because of the uniqueness of the material.The piece is actually comprised of a few different woods, but the main focal point is the elk antler, which makes up the body of the bowl.
This project incorporates some box making techniques as well as bowl turning techniques.The main bowl section is elk antler, the lid is African blackwood, and the foot is a combination of rosewood and serpentwood.
It is the different textures and surfaces that add to this project's visual appeal.Main Body• Begin with the main body, which is the elk antler or 'button'.This is a very hard and brittle material.Start the piece using the tailstock for maximum support.
Antler cuts well, but only with a very sharp tool.Shape the bottom first, as when shaping a bowl.The only difference is that now the tailstock is in play.I use a Sorby stebcenter, which makes it possible to turn down to the required dimension for the foot.
The foot will later be used to hold the piece and facilitate cutting the inside of the bowl.Leave the natural edge on the antler button, as it adds...