|Project by rilanda||posted 246 days ago||541 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This bowl is made from a piece of local grown English Cherry and was cut from the trunk at a point where the tree divided into two separate branches (see photo two). It was turned working into the end grain using a home made carbide tipped face turning tool, I think any other tool would have been struggling to have made any headway into this very difficult piece of timber. The tree was cut down approximately 10years ago, it was immediately rough turned leaving the material about 30mm thick all round and placed into storage for drying. I must be honest to say that I completely forgot about the piece and it was only after I had lost a very good friend who had allowed me to use his garage for drying timber and I had to clear his garage to sell the property that I renewed my acquaintance with this piece along with a few more. I decided to turn the piece that had dried to a very low moisture content that having made the piece hard to work, but because of its unusual character I persevered with the work and completed the bowl. Sanded down working down through the grades and finished with 320grit paper. The bowl was finished using a high build friction polish manufactured by Mylands
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