|Project by DocT||posted 05-04-2010 11:55 PM||1858 views||5 times favorited||24 comments|
This is my most complicated turning yet. I made this for my unbelievably delightful and beautiful wife (yes, she’s proofreading as I type this!) for Mother’s Day.
The base and the finial are Black Walnut. I left a bit of sapwood peeking out along the rim. I love the contrast and honesty of including sapwood.
The lid is carved and ebonized White Oak. The carving was a last minute addition. I, somehow, had some flutter in the lid as I was turning it and couldn’t remove the resulting scalloping… so I decided to accentuate the defect by carving a spiraled scallop. It turned out to be my favorite part of the project. The lid is ebonized with an iron solution of steel wool dissolved in vinegar. There are several techniques for ebonizing, but I like how some hints of brown peek through after sanding.
The bowl is approximately 5 ½ inches in diameter and stands 5 ½ inches tall with the finial. The finish is lacquer.