|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 10-08-2007 08:34 AM||4873 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
Dan Walters reviewed my previous bowl this evening, which spurred me to stop squaring lumber for a new commission long enough to finish what was started 71 days ago.
Long story short, I was at my sister-in-law’s wedding in Chicago this summer, and found some downed Boxelder limbs in the yard (outdoor wedding). Two pieces hitched a ride back to Omaha and my first log-wranglin’ experience began. I turned the first bowl blank thin, hoping to get a feel for the process of allowing free-form warping to shape the finished product. That wasn’t pleasing to me, and in the process of truing it up the first blank became a mere saucer.
I left some meat on the second rough blank, and I came up with this offering. Finish is Mylands High-Build Friction Polish over Mylands Cellulose Sanding Sealer. Much thanks to LJs: Mot(Tom) for his CSS bowl series and SteveRussell for a very detailed response to questions regarding the proper way to turn a “double bullseye” blank with minimal fuzziness and tearout. Also thanks to Dorje for starting me up with log-wrangling info.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.