|Project by Steffen||posted 06-12-2007 10:00 PM||1329 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I found a log of walnut while driving through Berkley one day (a guy had a grab box outside of his shop). The log was too small for the use of it’s original owner but too big to cut down in my bandsaw so off to Lowe’s for the gas powered chain driven model! By the way…I love owning a chain saw.
I cut the log in half length wise and then took half to my bandsaw for trimming a couple small bowl blanks (the off-cuts will eventually turn into pen blanks). I rough turned the two small blocks I got and because I was too impatient and wanted to post something on here I used the kiln drying technique of the 1500 watt microwave. I might add I probably should have looked on the internet for directions but if anyone knows me they would know I would stick a block of wood in the mirco, ruin it, then go look for the directions (I try not to use this method for larger items).
I must say the Micro drying process worked pretty well and made my house smell nice to boot. However, I will for future purposes, read some literature on the topic. Like most of my bowls they are finished with oil and wax.
The pen was placed so you could get an idea of the size of them.
-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA