|Project by rilanda||posted 05-31-2016 08:11 PM||443 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Padauk is a particularly beautiful timber, not easy to work because it is fairly coarse textured but its colour is outstanding (sometimes called Vermilion because of its colour). This piece had a large area of sap down one edge that is a grayish white in colour and I tried to feature it. The bowl is about 8.5” (215mm) square (max size over my bed bars and a little under 1.75” (40mm) thick. Left it in the Square to maximise the use of the timber, turned using a HSS 1/2” bowl gouge and finished through the grades to finish with 400 grit paper. the bowl was finally finished with 2 coats cellulose sander sealer and 2 coats melamine lacquer denibbed between coats.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.