by The Woodworker
Maybe it would be a little different to make some other kind of exotic bowl, I thought. I had been noticing two jicamas sitting on the counter top waiting to be used. We got them at a Bountiful Basket delivery some time ago and just haven't found a use for them. We had them before but never really cared for them. Aha! Why not see if I can put them on my lathe and make them into a bowl?It required a little adaption to my lathe chuck to make it happen. I put some nails into a piece of wood and inserted it into the chuck, then shoved the jicama onto the nails. It seemed to hold pretty well but I butted the tail stock against it just to add a little stability. I turned on the lathe and carefully made sure it was on the slowest speed setting. It seems to work best at about 300 RPM.
Unlike wood products the waste on this one is edible.
See. Some of us guys can be creative homemaker types too.