|Project by Mark Wilson||posted 09-12-2015 05:09 AM||629 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This Voz was not intended to look like a bong. But, there it is. It’s made of the Camphor that’s been seasoning very nicely. I don’t know whether the dark striations are a sign of spalting, or what. I do know that it’s made this a very fetching species, indeed. I began finishing this piece in the old (latest) way. A good soaking with BLO, after much polishing, followed by more polishing, then, WOP and WAX. I got the BLO on, then sat down and watched Captain Eddy Castelin’s video on O.B. Shine Juice, which I had heard of, but had forgotten about. So, I topped the BLO with the Shine Juice, and said, “WOW. That was easy.” See photo 6.
Just between you and me and the fence post: The very short stem was intentional, though not quite that short. It broke while I was sanding the neck. I fixed it by boring a hole into which what was left of the stem would fit perfectly. There’s no evidence that it was ever broke. So, don’t tell anyone. And, that ring-like thing? Not a ring. It’s more like a leaf. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
The difference between novice and master is that the master is more adept at fixing mis-cues.