|Project by RoodyJ||posted 06-25-2012 10:59 PM||2041 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Just getting into bowl turning and I came across a piece of (firewood) mulberry that looked interesting. It had a cutoff where a branch grew out. The bark inclusions are what remain of my “natural edge” bowl efforts. I am amazed at the figure displayed in this piece of wood. There are even spots that resemble a curly maple, but in yellow. The coloring and grain distribution make me pretty pleased with the end result; and I can even say that I now can both pronounce and display “chatoyance” in a piece I crafted. The finish I used is a mixture of BLO. shellac sealer and denatured alcohol. Sanded to 600 grit. Coloring is natural mulberry wood. The final bowl ended up being about 7 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.
-- Jim, Maryland