|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 09-21-2010 11:47 PM||3664 views||1 time favorited||52 comments|
This bowl sure gave me a hard time. When I started out with this I intended it to be about nine inches in diameter, & about four inches tall, but the wood wouldn’t cooperate with me. The wood was so spalted that it was almost like dry oatmeal. The fibers would keep pulling out, no matter how sharp I made my chisel.
The only way I could complete this was with lots of sanding, & I finally won the battle.
This thing soaked up the Formbys Hand Rubbed Oil Finish, like a sponge would.
I usually just use wax on most of my turnings, but this wood wouldn’t work with wax.
I have some more of this wood, but I plan on treating it with something before I try it again.
I have turned spalted wood many times before, but I never had this problem before.ls. That’s why the finished piece ended up 6 1/2” X 2 1/2”.
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