|Project by richgreer||posted 02-08-2012 07:49 PM||4010 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
There is nothing particularly significant about my craftsmanship on this bowl. It is a plain, simple bowl.
Why I am sharing this is the wood. Blue Mahoe is a wood that some may not be familiar with. This wood came from Puerto Rico. It is an endangered species. I buy it from an organization that is dedicated to preserving the rainforest and saving Blue Mahoe and other endangered species. In the course of their work they sometimes need to harvest some wood. Of course, they only do so in a responsible manner. They only have wood available on occasion. I bought this some time ago.
As you can see, this wood has some wonderful grain and a unique color. It is a delight to turn.
Some may say that it looks more brown than blue. The bluish tint is not as noticeable in the pictures as it is in person.
If interested – here is where I buy the wood (when they have it for sale) – - http://www.eyeontherainforest.org/bluemahoe.php
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.