|Project by Bearpie||posted 02-23-2011 02:01 AM||1739 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
These 2 bowls were turned green from a dying Oak tree that had been cut down and ready to be split as firewood and I asked if I could go through the pile and pick out the ones that I wanted. He charged me 5 bucks each piece of wood I picked out before they were turned into firewood. I think I got a great deal! They were eaten through by grub worms and I removed them (wouldn’t it be nice if I could find a way to seal them in the bowl and be able to show them in there sealed up?) and filled it with crushed turquoise. This is one of my favorite pieces!
The second bowl in picture 6 was turned from a crotch piece and there was a bark inclusion where the seam of Turquoise is. I had finished this piece when the bark started drying up and opening a crack so I decided to use my dremel and clean the bark out and then filled it with crushed turquoise and thick CA glue. This bowl took up half of the crotch and I made 2 platters out of the other half.
Both bowls are approximately 9” diameter and 3 1/4” high. Both left natural color and finished with wipe on poly.
Comments and critiques welcomed.
Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL