|Project by dmann||posted 02-06-2008 09:05 AM||1220 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I visited some relatives in Seattle this week and forgot how into woodworking the guys are. Right now three of them are working their way through a Red Maple that was recovered after a storm this time last year. Unfortunately I couldn’t fit any into my luggage or they would have sent me home with some, they still have a ton of it drying in various garages and backyards.
I visited one of them (Doug) and expected a tour of the shop and some woodworking talk. He has been turning a lot lately and when he found out I hadn’t turned a bowl yet he shoved a bowl gouge into my hand and mounted a chunk of the Red Maple on his lathe in seconds.
So with a lot of instruction from Doug here is my first bowl. Red maple, about 13” across, 5” tall, finished with a beeswax/mineral oil solution.
-- David / Durham, NC