|Project by JamesVavra||posted 11-24-2011 07:05 PM||1666 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
A week or so ago, I posted a blog on turning square bowls. These black walnut (Juglans nigra) bowls ended up being just under 10” square and about 4” tall.
Since they were sopping wet (the tree was cut down about a week before they were turned), I dried them in the microwave by recording their weight, zapping them on high for about a minute each, letting them cool down, and then repeating until their weight stopped changing.
They moved quite a bit; the wings are no longer a single plane, but I think the added wonkiness adds a bit. I really don’t like the form shown in photos 3 and 4 but thought I’d include it since it was part of the series.
These are finished with with a heavily thinned brush on lacquer, rubbed out with steel wool, and then waxed.
Thanks for looking; comments and critiques welcomed.