|Project by rilanda||posted 10-07-2016 07:37 PM||434 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This bowl is made from English Ash and is about 8.5” square (12” overall diagonals max size over my bed bars) x 3” deep. It has been turned using a 0.5” bowl gouge and sanded down through the grades to a finish with 400 grit abrasive paper. It has been finished with 2 coats cellulose sander sealer and 3 coats melamine lacquer, cut back between coats with 400 grit paper, final finish of clear wax applied with a very fine webbax pad and wax, finally buffed to a finish with a soft cloth.
The fruit is all made of branches from an old Apple tree that had been cut down because it was in danger of falling for it had gone rotten. These are turned on a screw chuck using a 3/8” and 1/4” finger nail gouges then cleaned up through the grades to finish with 400 grit paper. The various colours are applied and allowed to dry then gently cut back before the application of 2 coats of cellulose sander sealer and 3 coats melamine lacquer before final finishing with webbox pad and clear wax. The stalks are cut and glued into position and finished in the 2 apples, 2 pears and 2 plums.
All of this timber from the old Apple tree was destined fro the wood burner so by making the fruit for this bowl it has breathed new life into an old tree that will now live on albeit in a different form.
-- 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.