|Project by LesB||posted 05-10-2011 06:45 PM||1285 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is my largest bowl/platter to date. It is cross section of crotch wood from a Big Leaf Maple.
It started as a 19.5” blank and ended up 18.5” in diameter by about 2.75” deep. It is finished with several coats of General’s salad bowl finish. I showed the bottom to display how I leave the recess made for the chuck and decorate it with some beads. I prefer this technique over using a spigot that has to be removed .
A friend got the other larger half of the cross section (it was his tree) and is still waiting for it to dry. The crotch grain should be even more outstanding on that piece.
My wife really enjoys these large platter type bowls because she says when she makes a salad in them the heavier ingredients don’t settle to the bottom out of sight. They also double as serving trays.
-- Les B, Oregon