|Project by Mip||posted 06-04-2016 11:53 PM||500 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
The wood for this bowl was taken from trees that were cut down at the apartments I was living at in Wixom, Michigan, hence the title. Wixom is about a half hour northwest of Detroit, and Ford motor had a assembly plant there. They produced the Ford GT40 which was something to see buzzing around out there. Almost got into an accident watching one.
Anyway, the bowl. It’s made from pine, and I’ve read here other people refer to the black line as beetle kill, so I’m guessing that’s why the trees were cut down, they were slowly dying. It’s about 9 and a half inches in diameter by about 4 and a half inches tall. I smeared on boiled linseed oil and then finished it with the Beall buffing system, a great finish in my opinion. Thanks for looking.