|Project by swirlsandburls||posted 02-10-2013 02:18 PM||1088 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Hi all, it’s been quite a while since my last post. My consulting business has kept me busy, along with a new hobby business: gunsmithing! I am working on my requisite certifications, licenses, and whatnot hoping to launch in the first quarter. It will be a good mix of my mechanical abilities (I am a Mechanical Engineer by training) and woodworking on stocks. Anyway, here is a pecan bowl made from a newly felled tree with sentimental value to my client’s family. It was GREEN when I got the logs and my clients hoped to have it before Christmas. (It is late). I decided to use Pentacryl to treat this one, since pecan has a bad habit of cracking severely, especially at the knotty spots. The plan worked great, except the drying took a bit longer than we had hoped. It was worth the wait, I think. It is 12” in diameter and about 4” tall.
-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general