|Project by Reaper621||posted 01-16-2012 06:19 AM||829 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my second myrtle bowl, I think my 5th or 6th overall. The learning curve… she is a pain in the butt.
I finally got to make one without a base, just used a little different technique. As usual with bowls, I wanted it to remain food safe. So this bowl has three coats of walnut oil as a finish. It smells great, in my opinion. Little bitter, but nice. If anyone has any reason not to go this route, please, let me know. I’m always open for suggestions.
I bought this blank at Rockler. Little did I know that Rockler sells bowl blanks green, unless you buy from the big box of “we had this crap local”. So I will report back here if there is any cracking in this bowl, but I doubt it, because my larger myrtle bowl (see prior projects of mine) is still in great shape. I tried to make a goblet from osage orange (4th pic), and it checked so bad it split in half just sitting there, a week after the picture was taken.. Does anyone know how long I should keep a bowl blank in the wax before turning? (By the way, it isn’t hollow because one of my screws cracked while trying to hollow it out. I took it off while waiting for my jawed chuck to arrive.)
-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.