|Project by Stonekettle||posted 10-29-2015 05:51 PM||1128 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is a piece of very dense Alaskan Birch heartwood, turned on the lathe wet, allowed to dry for six months until stable, turned again to final form, then the soft wood was removed with powered carving tools leaving only the very hard heartwood figure. Polished to 600g and then burnished with a hard felt buff. Finished in fixed walnut oil and hard wax until the wood glows golden in the light. It’s 13” in diameter.
-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station