|Project by Adam Hood||posted 01-25-2012 01:22 AM||939 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I got this piece of Ambrosia from a fellow lumber jock friend from Tennessee. I have gotten wood from him before and always love the wood when I get it in the mail and can’t wait to start making shavings.
I told him I would get this on here as soon as I got it finished. Well here it is. I sanded it to 220 then put water on it to raise the grain. Sanded with 220 and wet it again. Sanded to 320 and again with the water then back to the 320. I found out that it seals the fibers and pores in the wood and makes it shine before you even begin to put a finish on it. Makes for a higher shine when finished.
Have been trying new finishes and tried spar urethane. It took me 5 days to put the finish on this bowl. Spray on urethane on outside in the morning. That afternoon flip it over and spray on the inside. Do that for 4 coats with a scuff sanding in between coats with a wore out 320 or fine steel wool. After final coat is dry, scuff sand and buff with Tripoli, white crystaline, then carnauba wax.
The bowls measurements are 5”x3”. Comments and feedback are welcomed and thanks Ron for the wood. Did you get my email Ron?
-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl