|Project by Operaman||posted 06-27-2012 02:59 AM||2077 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
This cauldron is made from the largest known piece of American Smoketree Burl in existance. It was graciously gifted to me by a dear friend who harvested it from moutain land he owns as part ofhis large family farm. It has involved many, many hours of chainsawing, turning, carving, sanding, and finishing. It was turned on a handmade John Nichols lathe with a custom 7 ft., 28 lb boring bar.
Finish is dewaxed shellac; top coated with shop-made varnish to maintain protection while giving elasticity and breathability to the finish.