|Project by TheGravedigger||posted 02-06-2011 03:00 AM||1908 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This dough bowl was started for my wife several years ago, and is a perfect example of a project that got sidelined. Made from spalted river birch, it has a wide base and thick sides for better stability when kneading dough. The lid is shaped like an old enameled pot lid as a homage to my mother-in-law’s dough bowl lid. The knob, the cause of the delay, is blackwood. The finish is Shellawax on the outside and walnut oil within, with Mylands Friction Polish used on the knob.
I had wanted a knob material that would pick up and echo the cool tones of the spalt lines, and the ebony that I had was just too warm. It took a while to find some blackwood, and I meanwhile got off on other projects. Meanwhile, the dough bowl just sat there looking sad. Finally, a couple of months ago, I got motivated and finished the thing. My wife STILL hasn’t made any biscuits in it, but at least I’ve done my part.
-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com