|Project by Raftermonkey||posted 02-03-2011 09:54 PM||1051 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is an Ambrosia Maple bowl that I turned a while back. A good friend and master wood-turner gave me this piece of wood. He only works with native woods from our area and had been looking for “Ambrosia” Maple for a while when he finally found this. He told me he was driving down the highway one day and got behind a log truck hauling hardwoods. Of course he pulled dangerously close to the back of the trailer to better inspect the load and, low and behold, it was chocked full of Ambrosia Maple logs,haha. He knew he wouldn’t get the trucker to pull over so he followed him the remaining thirty miles to the saw mill. He talked to the “higher ups” on the yard and was able to come back the next day with a trailer and get nine good logs. He has a contract with a coupla places in Tupelo MS that buy his bowls and he had me at his shop to “help” rough out about thirty five bowl blanks. In all honesty, I wasn’t really helping as much as I was getting in the way and asking a ton of questions about turning,haha. He is a very kind, patient teacher and sent me home with a load of, to him were culls, to me, AWESOME FREE AMBROSIA MAPLE BLANKS!!!!!, WOOOHOOO,haha. I wish I could talk him into joining us here at Lumberjocks as he does some amazing work. I will be giving this bowl to a friends mom in appreciation of all the delicious meals she fed me while I was in high school,haha. Man, she can cook,haha. I hate they moved to back south Mississippi.
This bowl is 10 1/4” in diameter and 3” tall, finished with Watco Butcher Block Oil.
-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"