|Project by Adam Hood||posted 08-02-2011 03:53 AM||1621 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
First off, who would have thought that a crotch could look this good..lol. I just got a Florida Cedar log today from a guy who was gonna throw it in the fire pit so I saved it from the fire and brought it home to cut into bowl blanks. After cutting into blanks I noticed the crotch part of the log had some beautiful grain pattern to it and also noticed that the heartwood was a lot more of a burgundy color than any other Cedar I have turned. I couldn’t wait to I put a blank on the lathe and started turning. Couldn’t decide if I wanted a natural edge bowl or not. Glad I ended up picking the natural edge. This is the first piece of crotch wood I have turned and I have a few more. Blanks like this. The bowl was sanded to 360 and finished with beeswax with 4 coats of orange oil followed by 3 coats of Myland’s Friction Polish.
Give me your.feedback on this piece, good or bad. Thanks for looking.
-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl