|Project by IsaacH||posted 10-08-2012 05:12 PM||620 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Will’s Sweetgum #1
Tung oil finish with pure carnuba final coat.
This bowl came from a sweetgum that we had to have removed because the 50ft tree leaned about 10-15 degrees off vertical….right over my then newborns bedroom! It was also shedding limbs with a 1”-4” diameter everytime and occasionally a 4”-6” limb. Had a few trunk pieces and most of the large crotches left behind by the chainsaw jockies.
The last pic on the project card is the tree before it was cut down…..I almost forgot how much it was leaning….makes me nervoust just thinking what the next big storm would have done. It was bad enough with half the root structure choked beneath a driveway…but the previous owners had put plastic down to keep weeds from coming up…..covering most of the rest of the roots. It had MAYBE 20% of the roots uncovered and nourished. Wonder why the tree was starting to die?
-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"