|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-18-2012 06:55 PM||1802 views||1 time favorited||37 comments|
I was cleaning up the barn and sorting logs that I want to keep and those that have cracked too much to be of any good. There was this slab from a Box Elder tree that I have been tripping over for months and I was going to burn it because it was cracked and delaminating in pieces. I cut it in half and thought it might have one good bowl in it. The piece I started with was about 4” thick but I could soon see that half of that would be flying off the lathe at me so I chiseled the loose part off and this is what was left. Before turning the inside, I had to load the cracked area with West System epoxy and it stayed intact to finish it.
It finished at 8 3/4” dia and 1 7/8” high. It is coated with clear lacquer and waxed.
The last shot shows the rest of the log that this bowl came from. Nothing solid on it except the sap wood.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!