|Project by scrappy||posted 12-26-2010 05:38 AM||1690 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Here is the Potpourri Bowl I turned for my wife’s Christmas present this year.
It is from a piece of Tiger Maple that I got from Rockler a couple of weeks ago when they were on sale. Could not start turning it until last tuesday when she went out of town to deliver the trays to her sister.
6 inch Diam. X 2 1/2 inch Tall 1/4 inch thick wall.
Heated up the first coat of Tung Oil before applying. It really thined it out and helped penetrate better. (trick I learned from my local club) I think it helped to POP the grain and figure on this piece. Finished with several more coats of Old Masters Tung Oil/Varnish and buffed with the Beall buffing system.
Got the potpourri lid from GoodWill $1.00 (love that place)
As you can see from the pic, my wife Sue is very happy with the present.
Thank you all for looking. Please leave all comments and critiques and/or questions.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!