|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 11-15-2007 06:34 PM||1427 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
This is some Maple that I got when they cut this old burly maple in our city park. I just happened to drive
by when they were cutting it up. I asked if I could have some, & the man hauled me a pickup load right to my house.
You’ll notice that this bowl isn’t perfectly round. That’s what you end up with when turning green wood.
I went from start to finish in one step. Using a wax finish I found you can do this.
Later on after it’s fully dried I rubbed in some Mineral oil , & beeswax to help bring out the color
When I start out with a block of wood in my lathe, I never have a set plan.
First I round out the piece, & see what the grain looks like.
Then I just play it by ear until the final finish.
There’s nothing like a smoothly finished turning.
It’s pleasing to eye, the touch, & hold in your hands.
You can pickup any piece of wood, make something.
You can even glue up a mixture of wood, & come out with amazing things.
I told Doug Bordner that his bowl looked almost like mine. Check his out.
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