|Project by Nate Meadows||posted 05-15-2012 11:37 PM||1288 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This is just a simple Juniper bowl. I was curious how it would turn. I would describe it as a light, airy wood that has a tendency to tear out but it sands very easily. This of course could be due to my novice turning skills. It was still a pleasure to turn! The bowl is about three inches across at the top. I find the most attractive feature in Juniper to be the ripples around the knots. A forester friend told me that those were created from the branches stressing the wood in the wind. Cool, huh?
I did find a very rare Juniper post on my property that was 100% dark purple, no white. My forester friend said that was a post from back in the 1920s. I cut it up and used the tiles in my End Grain Shop Floor. They are some of my favorite tiles.
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate