|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 04-11-2013 08:17 PM||1069 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is the 2nd completed Manzanita Burl (Root Ball) bowl in our endless series of upcoming manzanita burl bowls. We’re thinking we’d better # them for tracking purposes.
I’m not going to ramble endlessly about the material just the short version is this stuff is fun to turn but likewise a nightmare. It’s everything about what NOT to put on a lathe and stab with a sharpened metal spike; THAT is what makes it so much fun. Not to mention that the net result is unique every single time. No two of these are ever going to be the same.
Finish is Waterlox marine sealer and Renaissance Wax – no stains, no extra color. All natural!
This one is simple – no inclusions of epoxy stabilization or materials added. Just strait sold wood – hollowed out the old fashioned way with a standard tool and rest. Pending is some projects with our new hollow coring devices and bowl coring rigs.
We love the color and dramatic contrast in this material so you’ll be seeing a lot of it!
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com