|Project by Darell||posted 03-15-2012 03:33 PM||1171 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
One of our wood turning club members took a trip to Florida last fall and brought back a trailer load of exotic wood tree trunks. Members of the club helped cut up the logs into bowl blanks and chunks. This natural edged bowl is from the hunk of wood I got from helping out with the cutting and sealing we did that day. We actually cored this hunk of wood so I have another, smaller natural edge bowl to turn from it. Unfortunately, the bark did not stay in place. The wood is East Indian Rosewood. Beautiful grain and the sap wood ring around the edge just ads to the package. This bowl is 10 1/2” x 9 1/2” x 4”. Sanded to 220 and finished with Deft satin laquer then polished with white diamond and carnuba wax on the Beal Buffing System. Yeah, it was round when I turned it but it was turned wet and became an oval. It’s my biggest turned piece so far and was a bit scary to turn with those big wing knuckle busters spinning around. It turned out good. I know that because my wife said she saved a spot for it on the knick-knack shelf I just built her. Usually she asks what I’m going to do with whatever I turn. This time she claimed it. The other piece is a pecan hollow form that was intended to be another natural edge bowl. Wood turning being what it is with on-the-fly design changes, :-) it became a hollow form. It’s 7” x 3”, finished with Mylands.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.