|Project by Mattyb22||posted 12-12-2011 09:50 PM||2633 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my second finished bowl. My neighbor took down a large Royal Poinciana tree and put the cut up trunk out by the curb for the garbage men to take. I spotted it and grabbed as much as I could grab in two trips in my SUV. The wood is very fibrous and open pored but is a beautiful yellow with a cool wavy grain pattern. I turned the rough bowl the day I got the wood and then let it sit for about 8 months. I finish turned it and sanded it up to 1500 grit. When turning the dry wood, it smelled a little like burnt popcorn :-). The finish is a coat of blue transtint, then a coat of green transtint, then 25 coats of wipe on poly. I had to build the pores with about 15 coats of wipe-on poly, sand it back to even out the finish and pores, then added another 10 coats of poly. Comments and criticism welcome.
-- Matt, Boca Raton, Florida, "I excel at making sawdust!"