|Project by Grumpy||posted 11-11-2007 05:59 AM||1917 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
Black hearted Sassafras (Tasmanian wood) was used for these items. It is easy to turn & sand.
The bowl was green when turned and ended up oval as it dried.
The lidded boxes are not my design.
The finish is Shellawax, easy to apply. A cutting compound is applied on after sanding & the wax is burnished on, an easy fast process.
A Roley Munroe bowel chisel (Tasmanian manufacturer) was used to cut out the internals.
This timber has become very popular in Australia. Years ago it was considered inferior due to the extreme colors in the grain.
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