|Project by Darell||posted 06-09-2015 04:13 PM||675 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I pulled three bowl blanks from what we cut for a high school bowl class because of the bark inclusions. I didn’t want an inexperienced high school student to try and turn one of them and have it blow up. So, with the blanks belonging to our turning club I decided to try and turn something out of them and put the pieces in the bring back drawing at this months club meeting. The first piece is a Clam Shell box using two of the blanks. I thought I’d have more character in the top of the box but most of the inclusion turned out so the top is pretty plain. The bottom, however, has a lot of character. The box is about 3” high by 6”. The other blank just became a bowl. I tried filling a big gap with dyed epoxy. It filled the gap but the color didn’t come through very well. The bowl is 1.5” by 6”. Both are finished with 3 coats of General Finishes Satin Arm-R-Seal, buffed and waxed. The wood is maple.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.