|Project by BobAnderton||posted 10-21-2012 05:45 PM||780 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This red maple bowl is 11” diameter and 4 1/2” high. I got the trunk of this red maple when someone offered it on Craigslist. They had felled the tree by just cutting straight across and the trunk had split right up the middle. I slabbed one half of it into 2” thick lumber using my Alaskan mill and cut the remaining half into chunks for turning. Chunks this large usually split on me if I keep them around very long, even with anchorseal on the endgrain, but these red maple chunks stayed check free even though I kept them around for about 6 months before getting to them. I cut the blank out using a circle cutting jig I made for my bandsaw as a 12” blank, and it ended up being 11” by the time I was done.
It’s finished with Watco Danish oil followed by buffing with tripoli and carnuba wax using the Beall buffing setup.
-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw