|Project by parkprimus||posted 09-16-2015 06:09 PM||696 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a Sycamore bowl that I made a few days ago.
I have been doing some experimentation with different woods and sycamore is not my favorite. I am enjoying cherry and walnut the most.
This bowl is far from perfect – the walls are not symmetrical –
This was green wood – I roughed it – threw it in the microwave for a few minutes – warped pretty bad
Perfect symmetry was not the real exercise for this bowl. I can deal with the fact that green wood will warp, I am not going to have perfectly round bowls and I am fine with that. I am fine with the nature of things.
The real exercise was the finish. This has been finished with several layers of shellac to fill the pours and the top coat is lacquer. I think the finish turned out pretty good.