Gary started with a shallow bowl cut from a piece of Horse Chestnut 10” Ø by 2½” deep using a screw chuck. He created a chucking point and the basic shape and carried out minimal sanding using 120 to 320. When applying paint he stops at 320 to leave sufficient grip for the paint. The piece was then reversed onto the chucking point. The bowl was then shaped and sanded ready for painting. Prior to painting he applied a sealer and then an ebonising paint which provides a base colour to help the finishing colours stand out. The coloured finishes were iridescent colours from Chestnut products which will be available at the Birmingham NEC show at the beginning of May. The bowl was then set aside to dry and just before lunch and several coats of clear lacquer applied.After lunch the bowl was remounted on the lathe and Gary shaped the interior of the bowl.