|Project by john925||posted 08-29-2011 10:09 PM||1078 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I tried an expierement for a running block or brick design based on a design I saw elsewhere on the internet. To save some time, I used a piece of 2 inch maple slab I had in the shop for the base – (I don’t recommend this). Turning maple end grain is very difficult when trying to get a good smooth finish. The end grain is open and just doesn’t finish very well. Anyway, I used purple heart, yellow heart and manzanita for the feature ring – again – bad choice since the purple heart and manzanita were too close in color so they don’t distinguish one from the other. Well like I said it was an expierement which was fun but I would do differently in the future. My daughter loved it, so I gave it to her. I guess “eye of the beholder”! Bowl is about 10 inches in dia by 5 inches high. Makes a good salad bowl.
-- John, Brentwood, CA