|Project by Bill Akins||posted 04-25-2010 12:46 AM||1483 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I have been turning about 2 years now and I have been wanting to turn a natural edge bowl. My father cut a red oak tree from his front yard in north Georgia. I was able to get a few logs from it. I turned this several months ago and put it up to dry. Just finished it today with 2 coats of 1/3 each mineral spirits, shellac and boiled linseed oil mix. I then put 3 coats of shellac on top of that. Then polished it with 2 coats of renaisance wax. It’s definitly a different kind of turning but it was really fun. Have to watch the knuckles around the spinning bark edge. Next I want to try hollow form turning.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.