|Project by jeffthewoodwacker||posted 12-31-2009 02:37 AM||1029 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
They are widening the road near where I live and have been cutting down a lot of old growth trees. I have been working hard the last several weeks to stay ahead of the wood chipper and have scored a lot of free wood.
This is a salad bowl turned from a sugar maple tree that was 48” in diameter at the trunk. The bowl is 14 inches in diameter and 6 inches deep. Wall thickness is 3/16”. I sanded this piece to 320 grit and then wet sanded it using Behlens salad bowl oil. Applied 4 coats of the Behlens and then buffed the piece up. The spalting and wood grain in the bowl are absolutely spectacular. Free wood is good wood!
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.