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How to Turn a Potpourri Bowl

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How to Turn a Potpourri Bowl


Looking for a handmade holiday-gift idea? Lee Valley’s Patrick Laperrière shows how to turn a distinctive potpourri bowl, from preparing the blank for the lathe to finishing and adding the final touches.

 


1. Finding the center of the blank

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1. Finding the center of the blank

2. Mounting the blank to the lathe

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2. Mounting the blank to the lathe

3. Creating a bottom recess

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3. Creating a bottom recess

4. Shaping the outside of the bowl

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4. Shaping the outside of the bowl

5. Sizing a recess to inset the cover

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5. Sizing a recess to inset the cover

6. Hollowing the bowl

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6. Hollowing the bowl

7. Sanding inside and out

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7. Sanding inside and out

8. Finishing, polishing and buffing

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8. Finishing, polishing and buffing

Tools for this Project

88K8306 - Butterfly, ea.

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Potpourri Covers

$7.20

05N2001 - 4" Divider

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Lee Valley Dividers

From: $34.00

22R7260 - Professional Face Shield

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Professional Face Shield

$78.50

68Z2553 - Skilton Passive Handle with 2" Pad

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Skilton Passive Sander Handle & Pads

From: $63.00

09A0489 - Center Finders, set of 2

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Center Finder

From: $11.90

56Z4104 - EEE-Ultra Shine Polish, 250ml (8.45 fl oz)

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EEE-Ultra Shine Polish

$44.50

Front view of man wearing Elipse dust respirator

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Elipse Low-Profile Dust Respirator

$42.50

88K5850 - Absorbent Cotton Wipes, 5 lb

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Absorbent Cotton Wipes

$29.90

8" CBN Grinding Wheels

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8" CBN Grinding Wheels

From: $185.00

Using the Basic Wolverine Jig with a grinder to sharpen a turning gouge

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Wolverine Basic Sharpening Jig

$99.00