|Project by Chris Wright||posted 1594 days ago||1298 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I got the idea to try this style of bowl after watching a demo by master wood turner Mark Supik (http://www.marksupikco.com/ ). When my wife and I moved in to our house, there was a nice little peach tree in the front yard. Sadly, a few months ago a storm came through and blew it over. So, it was off to Home Depot to rent a chain saw (which is always fun to use anyway) and cut the tree up into manageable pieces. Upon looking at the exposed heart wood I decided to save a few of the larger pieces (only about 6 inches in diameter) and see how things looked. Well, this is the first project I’ve made with what’s left of my Peachtree. It’s really not very useful for anything other than looking at because of the small base. I was a little disappointed that the base split the way it did, I even put it in a paper bag with a bunch of the shavings hoping that it wouldn’t split. I tried reinforcing any cracks I saw with CA glue to keep them from spreading. After it dried, I sanded it smooth and finished it with Watco high gloss spray lacquer. I still have a bit of the tree left, now I have to try and figure out what to do with the rest of it.
-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken