|Project by LewH||posted 12-31-2011 09:55 PM||1260 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This bloodwood bowl uses a brass ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) insert that is water tight. There are spikes inside that hold the cut flowers upright. I made it as a Christmas gift for my wife, and it is her skill at flower arrangement that makes the piece “pop”.
I thought (stupid me) that it would be an easy piece to complete, but there was some stubborn end-grain tear out that kept me working at it for some additional hours. Scary sharp tools and all available sandpaper grits finally resulted in a nice finish.
The bowl is only hollowed out for the insert, but the additional heft keeps the center of gravity low.