|Project by jbschutz||posted 03-29-2016 03:04 PM||462 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
No, I didn’t run out of grapes....just thought I should get off that train (of thought) for a while. This bowl is about 7 1/2 inches in diameter and made from two layers of Red Elm, with quarter sawn oak the middle. I seem to learn something from each project….this time, that Red Elm is a very “stringy” wood. Even the sharpest carbide cutters pulled fibers out of the surface, so I had to do a lot of sanding to get things smooth. I will certainly keep this in mind and probably not choose Red Elm for many turning projects. I like the color and the grain patterns, however.
The bowl is finished with satin poly and has a leather-covered foot on the bottom.
-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com