|Project by RichardH||posted 03-26-2010 06:19 AM||1046 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Width: ~ 7.75”
Height: ~ 4.5”
Finish: Waterlox over Tried and True Varnish Oil
The local elementary school has a big fundraiser every year selling lots of autographed sports memorabilia, etc. through a silent auction. This will be the second year in a row that I’m donating one of my turnings to the cause and I had a lot of fun with this one.
About two years ago, I was driving in a nearby neighborhood when I saw a guy cutting down a large Ash tree. I asked if I could take some off his hands and loaded the SUV with a few big logs. I used to think that Ash was really plain, but have found some interesting coloration come out especially if I leave it exposed on the ground for a year or so.
This piece sat exposed for about a year, then was rough turned and sat for another year before finally I got back around to it. I originally started with the bark on, but the bark didn’t want to hold very tightly and in the end, I kind of liked the cleaner look and I took off the bark rim.
-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."