|Project by MactheKnife||posted 04-15-2013 10:28 PM||3036 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a 9 inch Bowl turned out of an old block of Purple Heart. Its the first very hard wood I have turned. It was a lot harder than I anticipated and was like carving a bowling ball. I lost a clean inch from an old gouge whilst learning to work it. The results however are worth the effort! The gouge made a full recovery.
The external colours were brought out with a light touch from a small blow torch. The internal colour is from natural light for 1 day post turning and pre polishing.
The bowl is finished with one coat of friction polish.