|Project by Llarian||posted 12-28-2009 06:14 AM||1570 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This is my first shot at turning something with an enclosed rim. I like this form a lot better, although it seems a good deal more difficult to turn. More practice I suppose.
The blank was gorgeous. Half of it was heavily spalted, half still pecan’s natural creamy orange. I’m still trying to figure out how to avoid cracks during the drying process. I don’t think the cracking on the non-spalted side detracts from the piece at all, but I’d really like to figure out how to avoid it happening.
The finish is a gloss Arm-R-Seal. I can’t decide if I like the gloss or semi-gloss better. The gloss is a nice sheen, but it does give it a somewhat plastic feel.
I definitely need some sort of power sanding system (or maybe something like Sorby’s sandmaster thingy). The lathe and hand sanding process is arduous.
The bowl is ~8.25” in diameter and 2.5” tall.
-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com