|Project by Raftermonkey||posted 11-13-2010 04:09 PM||1570 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a Madrone burl bowl that I turned a couple of weeks ago. I got this wood from Greg at Oregon Burls. If you haven’t checked into any of his wood yet, you need to. He has a website “oregonburls.com” or check him out on ebay. This blank was still pretty wet, but with some very helpful insight from Greg, working it was a breeze. I knew this piece was going to “move” quite a bit and am cool with it. I am wondering what those lighter colored lines on the side of it in the first picture are called? Are they “medullary rays”? They gave the bowl some texture while it was drying out, kinda like little ridges. This bowl is 7 1/4” in diameter and 4 1/4” tall. Right now, the only finish that is on it is a few coats of boiled linseed oil. Thanks for looking, and all critiques and info are always welcome.
-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"