|Project by RichardH||posted 01-23-2012 01:16 AM||1188 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Vase is almost 9 inches tall and 4-5 inches at the widest point.
This year was a year of record drought in Texas, but only a couple of years back, we had some big floods nearby that took out a giant old pecan tree near a local creek bottom. There are several old pecan trees still standing in this grove, but this one toppled over as a result of the flooding.
I have a few big blanks, and have roughed out a few items, but this is the first item I’ve actually finished from that tree. I harvested the wood shortly after the tree fell, and the spalting was already present. This piece was roughed out and sat for over a year before I got back around to it.
Hollowed out with homemade tools and used a homemade steady rest. Finish is Bullseye sealer as a base then about 8 coats of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell .
-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."