|Project by Steffen||posted 06-22-2007 10:47 PM||3219 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
I started this project about 3 months ago. I rough turned it from a log I picked up from one of my insurance wind claims (I can’t wait until the next windy season). I don’t know what kind of wood it is and neither did my insured (any suggestions?).
I rough turned two blanks but one of them I cut a little too close to the heart wood and it split at the bottom. This one was free of splits and I through it on the lathe and this was the result. This wood took finish in a weird way. The finish seemed to create a little gray-black marks on the fairly light colored wood. I don’t know if the color was already there and the finish enhanced it or what. As you can see there is a lot of dark grain in the wood.
These bowls are fun but you sure hold your breath a lot when you get out to the edge.
ps. The very first bowl I ever turned is in the upper left corner of the photos.
-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA