|Project by darryl||posted 05-17-2012 04:28 AM||1426 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
If this vessel looks a little familiar, it’s not really deja’vu… originally this piece started out being called 'coconut'
I wasn’t really happy with how ‘coconut’ was looking, so even though I had considered it a “finished” piece I put it back on the lathe to rework it. The changes are subtle, but I do think it is now shaped how I wanted it. This picture shows where I adjusted the shape.
Once I had massaged the shape to how i wanted it, I then applied 2 coats of ebony stain and a coat of tung oil to the interior. The exterior is finished with 8 coats of tung oil and two coats of paste wax. The bottom is plugged with a double layer og mahogany veneer and held in place with a segmented ring of black walnut.
“Cinnamon” as it’s now known is a gift for my mother (shhhhh… she doesn’t know yet!)
All comments and critiques appreciated.