Lidded Bowl

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Project by Ron Ford posted 05-29-2014 07:30 PM 779 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I had turned a nice piece of green spalted beech back in the fall and waited until a week or so to complete it. It made a nice enough little bowl (about 6” across) but seemed to have more promise than that.

The beech contrasted nicely with walnut, so I first added a small walnut foot on the bottom. After that, I turned a well-fitting lid, topped off with a Cindy Drozda inspired (but no match for her pieces!!) finial made from some nice Gabon ebony I had picked up a few months ago. I wish I could say the whole project was planned out, but as is often the case with my pieces, it sort of took shape as I worked on it.

The end result is pretty pleasing and I’m happy with it. The final finish is two coats of Liberon oil, rubbed with their 0000 steel wool after each coat, then buffed out with a small amount of carnuba wax to give it a harder finish.

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 07:36 PM

Nice work and all the colors go great together! Like the profile ant the finial does set this piece off great!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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