|Project by Adam Hood||posted 08-07-2011 03:20 AM||1618 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I was given a slab of this Water Oak that was 2 1/2’ x 1 1/2’ x 5”. This stiff is HEAVY!!! I got 3 bowl blanks out of it and just 1 blank weighs about 8 lbs. The blanks started out 8”x5”. Finished diameter is 7 1/2” x 4 1/4”. This piece was about half heartwood and half sapwood. It made for a fun time turning because the heartwood is more dense and weighs more than the sapwood so it liked to bounce my lathe over the whole shop. I got it turned down and sanded to 360 and finished with shallac. I love the way it came out with the mixed grain.
-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl