|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 04-12-2013 01:21 AM||762 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is pretty self explanatory – a solid walnut end grain walnut bowl turned from a section with three branches splitting off to create a unique and randomly interesting grain pattern.
Turned wet, we let it warp a bit before applying a finish. It’ll likely move more as its still not fully dried, it may even crack which will give us the opportunity to employ leather strap work or perhaps a butterfly. Time will tell … the walls are only about 3/8” thick.
This was the cap off of a 28’ walnut tree I bought that fell in a previous storm (pre-Sandy) ... The rest of the tree is at the lumber mill, less a few other sections of this crotch. We plan to make a few more bowls including a few using our new OneWay coring rig, that is as soon as we set it up and figure out how to use it.
Never throw things away without first checking out their potential for projects. this could have easily been firewood. Now it’s a great looking walnut bowl!
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com