|Project by JohnGreco||posted 10-17-2012 04:55 PM||1260 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I love everything I make, but some pieces draw me in more than others. This is definitely one of those times. When I started to turn this bowl, there was no outer indication of rot. But here you see an amazing knot (with nice curls around it) that had rotted out and has been saved. I stabilized it so there will be no further rot…it was tricky, but this bowl now has 2 holes going right through the side where you see the center of the rotted knots.
Finished with tung oil. Measures ~5 1/2” across x 5 1/4” tall.
Wood from the national historic landmark St. Peter’s Church in Philadelphia, 250+ year old Horse Chestnut.