|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-22-2015 11:13 AM||1265 views||2 times favorited||27 comments|
The bowl and scoop were made from Ambrosia maple from big tree that was blow down in a tornado at Mary Lou’s ( widow of LJ Dingle) house in Indiana last year. She delivered three logs to me this month and I made these for her. A memory of that big maple that smashed her deck and fell just short of the house.
The wood still had a high moisture content. It was fun to turn but it is drying and warping. The volume of the scoop will remain the same and the grapefruit is flexible to fit to the bowl!! The bowl moved 1/16. I think you can see it from the top view.
They are finished with 2 coats of Watco Butcher Block Finish. This is the first time I tried this finish and it seems to build a sheen whereas the salad bowl finish I have used stays rather flat. I may try another coat yet.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!