|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-27-2011 09:22 PM||1766 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
This is kind of a bowl made from some black cottonwood driftwood from Alaska. I got the idea for this from Michael Roper’s pin oak natural edge bowl. I thought that I could make this cotton wood into a bowl if I glued a spigot on the back at the widest area of the piece, cut the biggest bowl and then cut off the spigot. It worked and it is a gift for my best friend’s widow who collected this wood when they were in Alaska for the summer.
The wood is very light and it really soaks up any finish. EEE polishing leaves it flat. It is finished with about 15 coats of a matte spray finish which gets to a satin if you build a lot of coats. I just wanted it to be consistent with out flat areas. I have made some refrigerator magnets and they needed the same treatment to shine at all.
This was an experiment to turn flatwork on the wood lathe.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!