|Project by jtriggs||posted 05-30-2016 04:44 PM||504 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Spent this last week finishing up a stubborn piece of firewood with the live edge. Took a long time to get the finish as smooth as I wanted. This is my first live edge bowl and it ended up very thin and I feel luck to have completed it. I’m not sure of the species, it is very yellow. Could be mulberry. Seems to me I remember that is yellow. Can someone give me a better guess for southern Minnesota?
The candy dish was for a neighbor’s son. It was in my pile of 6 year old walnut firewood and with the new Makita electric chainsaw I got for my birthday, I split open a crotch piece and turned the bowl part. As usual, the crotch figure is completely mesmerizing. The handle was turned from an oak burl I got from my sawyer 3 or 4 years ago. I used Capt. Eddie’s technique with a 1/2” collet. Worked beautifully. I was hoping it would contrast better with the walnut but as soon as I touched it with finish it darkened completely. Oh, well.
Have a great Memorial Day!
-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.