|Project by tedpower||posted 06-12-2010 03:20 AM||1553 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I made this bowl/platter during a free week between semesters.
i got this off cut from a guy at school, we tend to share small pieces and whatever we can spare, its a nice environment. it was too short to go though the jointer and planer (schools shop minimum is 12”) so i hand planed the top and bottom (they are flat as can be…just not necessarily parallel to each other!).
i had intended to carve out the bowl area but one of my instructors suggested turning it and walked me through it, showing me some techniques, which was sorta cool. its easy to catch that edges of the bowl and rip out a chunk of wood which i did a number of times!
it`s walnut harvested locally and air dried then messed with by me. i sanded it to 150 burnished it and then sprayed it, though after seeing the result i realized i like oil rather than lacquer on walnut. brings out the darkness.