My name is Scott Trumbo, and my purpose within this craft is to apply the best tools and techniques to the most stunning hardwoods I can find; to yield useful bowls that are very pleasing to the eye and comfortable to the hands. I believe the eye should be pulled upward by a well shaped bowl. These bowls make excellent gifts and I receive great pleasure from seeing them find new homes! My bowls can be your family heirlooms for generations!
Most of the materials I use are premium native west coast woods, with Big Leaf Maple and Big Leaf Maple Burl being the dominant woods I work with. I also turn Myrtlewood, Pacific Madrone, Coastal Redwood Burl, Red Alder, Claro Walnut, Sycamore, the fruitwoods, and some imported exotics. I will gladly turn a bowl from a piece of wood you furnish, as long as it is appropriate.
- Fresh hardwood logs or blocks are ripped lengthwise with the grain through the center by a chainsaw. Parallel thin slices are taken from both edges of the log. These cuts help minimize cracking and determine the depth of the bowl.
- The half logs are then cut into round discs on my bandsaw, which are the maximum dimension of the log width.
- A faceplate is screwed on to the broadest side of the blank and it is mounted onto my 25” x 42” lathe. The exterior of the bowl is shaped with a foot enclosing a dove tailed recess. The green bowl is now held by the dovetail recess and it is hollowed to approximately a 1 ½” rim thickness. The entire bowl is coated with a wax emulsion and air dried on a sticker for 6 to 10 months. I am a co-owner of a fine little company that makes super duty turning tools and wood lathes found at www.serioustoolworks.com