|Project by JoeinDE||posted 08-21-2015 02:24 PM||771 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
The local hardwood dealer (Hearne Hardwoods) has a cut-off bin where everything in the bin is $1/lb. I found a rather two large chunks of highly figured crotch walnut that had been dumped in there. One had been put in there because of a high degree of checking on one face of the board (block). The piece was 12/4 and 10” x 22”. I immediately saw that I could make it into a couple of bowls, so into my “cart” it went. This bowl came from that block of wood and you can still see a tiny amount of the checks in the upper rim of the bowl. The other large hunjk of walnut was in the bin because of a large amount of worm damage on one face, but that will be removed when I turn that into a bowl/dish (might try to do that by carving with gouges and some assistance from my router with a bowl bit in it)
The bowl was sanded up to 600 grit after turning with a tenon (later removed) in my chuck. The finish is Behlen woodturner’s polish (x3) with a topcoat of Minwax past finishing wax.