|Project by Eric in Central Florida.||posted 10-25-2011 04:59 AM||4627 views||3 times favorited||25 comments|
They cut down several big, beautiful oak trees in my neighborhood the other day because the roots were going to topple a big brick wall. It made me heart sick.
So, I asked for a few pieces and I turned this large fruit bowl as a tribute to those magnificent oaks.
The grain is just beautiful and the pictures don’t even come close to showing it properly.
I know turning it green is probably going to make it twist, turn, pop, sizzle and dance all over the place, but I figure what the hell, that will give it a little more character.
I had to resharpen my tools three times on this one piece alone.
Those beautiful trees may be gone, but now they will not be forgotten!
Thank you to all my friends who offered advise on this project.
(I need all the help I can get) lol
I’m not much of a turner, but it’s a lot of fun.
The finish is sprayed on polyurethane.
I have more wood from these trees and I think I may try to rive a few pieces to make a box down the road.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
-- Retirement suits me fine !