|Project by Stephen Mines||posted 836 days ago||1274 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a bowl shape turned out of a section of a Silk Floss tree trunk. The rim of the bowl is the outside diameter of the tree, natural edge. The tree had been sitting out in the back yard in sections for about 5 years and the cracks that you see in the photos were there when I started turning it…it was dry and checking all over. The silk floss tree is a strange looking animal…sort of a lime green, very smooth bark, except that it has thorns…on the trunk. The thorns are as big as 2 1/2 to 3 inches long. I don’t think any thing climbs this tree! In the photos you can see the thorns on the natural edge, and the marks that look like birds eye maple are from the thorns. 13.75” Diameter X 8.75” High. This is a keeper, and we usually have oranges or apples or bananas in it. This winter my wife Michele thinks it’s a florwer pot and has a Christmas Cactus in it, fourth picture, taken today March 5, 2011. The next to last picture shows the ‘bark’ of the tree. In this case the bark IS the bite!
-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)