|Project by palaswood||posted 04-21-2014 12:26 AM||1020 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I recently posted some pics of a couple tiny bowls I made from some Pine I found on the floor of the woods. This came from the same place, although might be a different tree.
This is my Pièce de résistance – it represents the coming together of many different skills and a facility with certain tools.
I started woodworking 1 year ago, in the spring of 2013. I have to admit I havent done much else, but this piece reflects all the hours I spent honing my sharpening skills (pun?), my bowlturning skills, my wood gathering skills, my creative design eye and last but not least, my finishing techniques.
However, since I used Mylands Cellulose Sanding Sealer and then the Myland’s Friction Polish, I feel like I cheated somehow. That stuff works AMAZING. I bought it for my penturning, but this piece got the first taste of it. Stuff’s not cheap, but WOW. Just WOW. Worth every cent. I filled it with Pentacryl for a bit too, to hopefully retard any further checking.
The other breakthrough I had today was with my Hollowing tool. I found that for me, to get a smooth cut, it helps to angle the carbide cutter downward at nearly a 45 deg angle, and make the cut near the bottom – like around 8 or 7 oclock position. Still experimenting…
-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram