|Project by rance||posted 11-22-2011 12:26 AM||1317 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I had this very short stump of junk wood that I had thrown on my sidewalk thinking I might turn it into a very small bowl or cup. Well, as many of my intentions, it sat there for probably two years. It ended up splitting due to the lack of sealing of the ends and being directly exposed to the elements. Last week I chunked it into the back of the truck on my way to the shop. By the time I got to the shop, one big chunk got knocked off one side. Well, with bowls, you typically don’t use the pith anyways.
I roughed it out on the Bandsaw the best I could and mounted it to a faceplate on the round side so as to turn it with a natural edge. I took my time because of the many cracks in this. I really didn’t expect it to hold up to all the material removal that was in store. But it did, and here are the results. I REALLY should have taken a picture of it before I started. Maybe next time.
It is about 4” across. I ‘think’ it is Maple, so I’m calling it Spalted Maple. Finish was ‘Spray Bomb’ Lacquer. Not one of my best finishes. All comments and suggestions are welcome.
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