|Project by rilanda||posted 10-26-2016 08:11 PM||627 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Two very different bowls the only thing linking them is they came from the same old tree. The first bowl is about 7” diameter x 3” deep, Very difficult to turn as the piece of timber had some very large splits and I had to take precautions to protect myself in case it decided to part company with the lathe, ghreat stuff to get the old adrenaline flowing. However I saw some value in taking the risk as the piece of apple was absolutely full of character and it would have been sacrilege to condemn it to the wood burner. Personally I think the risk was worth it as it made a stunning bowl.
The second bowl is about 6” diameter x 1.75” thick it has been made into a shallow bowl to retain as much of the timbers character as was possible. Both of these bowls are now back in the property where the tree had been grown so they have returned home, much more of a fitting end for such beautiful pieces of timber than the wood burning stove
-- 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.