Another ‘design opportunity,’ sigh. This Western Red Cedar looked fine when mounted on the lathe, but revealed another bug chew-hole at the edge, about 5/8” in diameter, and traveling through where I wanted to set a nice cove at the outside edge. I had two choices: reduce the bowl diameter overall to only about 6”, or keep the blasted bug-hole and try to do something with it later. I opted for the bigger bowl.
After turning, I considered drilling it round and plugging it with red cedar, but knew that would forever look like a ‘patch.’ I considered building a small dam around it and filling with thick epoxy with sparkles or something, but an open hole that big probably wouldn’t do well with that, or I wouldn’t do it well. I considered leaving it alone and calling it ‘Bugs In N’ Out’ or something similar.
Then, upon nearly falling asleep one night, I foresaw this: stringing a leather thong through it with old jewelry baubles attached. So. All comments, critiques and suggestions are very welcome. What do you think? What would you have done? I’ve yet to decide pricing on this piece, but will list it soon on my website, http://www.barbs.vpweb.com
I’m counting on you folks for some input on this one before I do so.
I have to go to work. Will check back later.