|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-03-2010 03:00 AM||1219 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
My barber had a few walnut logs for me when I visited him last week so I turned these three bowls out of the first one. He called and had two more cherry ones the next day that I did not get to yet. The wood is green and turned pretty easily. The first one got pretty close to centering of the grain pattern after recentering it three times and I turned away most of the dark walnut to make this final pattern. The other two are off a bit more but they were smaller and could not stand much more recentering or they would have been tea cups!!
The second bowl shows what they look like with just Shellawax.
The third bowl is going to be my grapefruit bowl.
I finished them with Shellawax and then with clear lacquer because the Shellawax does not come out with that mirror shine on walnut.
It is 12-26-10, 7 months later, and the walnut bowl had warped into a perfect oval- better that if I planned it.
I added the two last pictures of the oval bowl.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!