|Project by Darell||posted 12-20-2011 07:38 PM||3029 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
While attending the SWAT wood turners symposium last summer I attended a demo on turning end grain natural edge bowls. So, I thought I’d like to give it a try. This bowl is Mesquite, 5” tall by 8 1/2” across at the widest point. The finish is 4 coats of thinned laquer with two coats of Renaissance wax. I think I was a bit ambitious this first time, making the bowl a bit larger than I should have but it worked out. I probably should have made the bark line a bit thinner but I was afraid if I made another cut or two that I’d lose a big chunk of the bark so I stopped. Wall thickness is about a quarter of an inch except for the bark ring. A few weeks ago three friends of mine from our wood turning club and I took a trip out to western Oklahoma and cut a couple of pickup loads of mesquite. This piece of mesquite is from that trip. This piece was turned wet, as was the one in the demo I attended last summer. First time I’ve turned wood that wet but it turned out OK.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.