Lacquered apple and oiled apple (or maybe pear). The bigger one gave me some grief as I was taking the final (of course) cuts in the bowl; an “invisi-check” caught the gouge, which then split and caused the chisel to take a chunk out and poking a hole in the bottom. Oops (very loose translation). Out came the epoxy and sawdust (you can see the blowout in the bottom photo: the dark tear drop shaped spot on the upper right of the bowl. The crack is right beside it and runs the to the front.).
- Nipple spear take 2. Got smart and copied the commercial version. Learned a few things about work holding, the bulbous end fits both a collet and a center. On a manual lathe you flip it couple of times. Two tapers.Spoke spear - for digging nipples out of a puddle of linseed oil and putting them in a deep(ish) dish rim socket. Serrations really help retain the nipple. No idea of the angle, just stuck a shim under the front of the spinner and ground away.