|Project by Steffen||posted 2055 days ago||800 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Going to the driving range one day I saw someone cutting down one of the many Sycamore trees in San Leandro. This bowl was one of 5 or 6 I got out of the logs I took from the pile.
The bowl started out as a natural edge bowl that was pretty boring. I took my plumbing torch and held the flame against it while it turned on my lathe. I didn’t like how it looked so I started turning the outside off. Once I cleaned up the outside I kind of liked how it looked… I returned to the torch and burned just the endge of the outside to accent the rough edge.
The bowl sat on my TV (where they all go before I finish them) and i wanted to add something to it to make people pick it up to look. I bought one carving tool and started on the bottom. The finished product is what you see here only the bottom doesn’t have finish on it yet.
-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA