|Project by tyskkvinna||posted 05-06-2012 01:39 PM||1711 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
A more traditional project this time. It is a simple little cup/ chalice / what-have-you, made out of a wonderful wood. A friend of mine collects wood when he’s on the job (fixing downed power lines) and gave a little hunk of this to me. He thought it was mulberry – it doesn’t quite look like mulberry to me. What I can tell you is it is as hard as purpleheart. It also had an extremely thick bark around the entire log so I decided to keep it a little on the cup.
I also did things “my way” and after I turned the outside, I threw it in my mill and just carved out the interior. I left the wall fairly thick because I wasn’t sure how the bark layers would hold up and I didn’t want to find out the hard way.