|Project by Jordan Moore||posted 12-02-2015 11:24 PM||581 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this bowl from a log I got from my dad when he got one of his oak trees trimmed. I just cut a piece off and stuck it on the lathe. After I turned it, I saw there were some cracks, and the wood was still moist. I stuck it in a brown paper bag for about a week, and it felt pretty dry to me. I added blue food coloring to some epoxy, and filled the cracks with it. I was just kind of experimenting with all of this, I’d never done any of it before. When the epoxy had cured, I went to scrape and sand the excess off. Unfortunately, there was a little bit of the food coloring that had kind of stained the wood. I wanted the cracks to just stand out, but oh well. I sanded it all smooth, then wiped a coat of linseed oil on it. The next day, I used a wood burner to write “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20) on the outside of the bowl. When I was done, I applied another coat of linseed oil, and decided it was finished. I realize this isn’t the correct way to cut a bowl blank, as I have the cracks running down the center of the bowl, but the log seemed too small to cut down the center and what not. Anyways, thanks for looking! I hope to have quite a few more projects completed soon.
-- "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men"