|Project by Mark Wilson||posted 03-20-2017 09:46 PM||546 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
You saw this at the end of the last one. Jacaranda.
Here it is, getting round. I’m trying to get used to using skews while doing this.
The bowl takes shape.
Somewhere during this process, I tried the Frenchman's Method of French Polishing. This involves using Pumice as a filler. It didn’t work out so well for me. These photos show what it looked like before it got boogered up and had to be turned away. Looked real good, it did. Then, it didn’t. Consequently, the bits of bark I was attempting to maintain went away. That’s okay. I still got to keep the knot.
I’ll say this about that: If you impregnate a piece of wood with a mixture of Shellac and Pumice, then go turning that off, your tools won’t like it. I utterly destroyed three or four of my tools, and had to get the grinder out. I’ll try it again, sometime. What I’ll have to remember, then, is to omit that last step that boogered it all up.
Thank you. And, I apologize.
And, thank you, Patrice.