|Project by Bill||posted 05-20-2016 08:07 PM||858 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
This bowl is made from a mystery wood. It is either cottonwood or elm. It is extremely lightweight, and was black and crusty all over the outside when I started. I wasn’t sure what to do with it until I started carving through the outer bark. Just about every last bit of it was burled inside, so instead of putting it on the lathe and losing a lot of cool grain, I decided to give carving it a go. I really enjoyed creating this one. Its about 22 by 18 and roughly 7 inches tall. Finished with wipe on poly and waxed and buffed. I also have to note that this piece came from a giant of a tree that I have dreamt about for the last six years, and the power company cut it down recently. The inside of the tree was completely gone, and this was made with the thin outer shell that was left.
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973