|Project by RussellAP||posted 02-07-2013 05:26 PM||721 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This is a curly spalted maple bowl, or as it is more correctly known, ambrosia maple.
Still wet with poly but nearing the final coat.
It was dried in a microwave oven from a soggy blank to dried in about 24 hours using defrost setting 2-4 minutes at a time letting it cool between.
Make sure you check the time you put in the microwave, I hit 30:00 instead of 3;00 and didnt notice it for about 7 minutes which is too long and it warped slightly. There is a small crack on the thin part of the lip which is fine the way it is, but if it widens I can fill it with some brass dust.
All in all, not bad for a bowl that otherwise would have been buried for 5-8 months and left to fate.
One other thing; I turned this out thick intending to dry it traditionally, but then decided on the microwave. I’d have turned it out thinner if the plan was to microwave it.
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