|Project by NightOwl||posted 03-07-2010 11:47 PM||1028 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Turned this from a solid piece of American Cherry. The bowl measures 9.5” diameter by 5” tall. It is my 4th bowl and by far the largest. Compared to my last project, I spent more time in the finishing stages on this than the carving or hollowing. The bowl is finished with a few coats of Mylands on the inside and a 3 stage buffing on the outside (Tripoli, White Diamond, Wax).
Most interesting thing I found when turning this was when I started turning the cherry it was green. I rough turned it and then let it dry for about 2 weeks. While it was drying the fresh turned bowl smelled like fresh cut watermelon. Every time I walked by it while drying I had to smell the wood!