|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-15-2013 01:56 AM||1512 views||2 times favorited||30 comments|
This was a test bowl I turned from an aromatic cedar log that was 3” bigger than this finished up. I wanted to test the bowl shape, the grain pattern in the finished piece and and the ease to finish for two upcoming projects.
The log was turned with the grain in line with the lathe so there was no end grain in the bowl. I centered on the pith and that meant this thing was running way out of round until I got it trued up and centered on the red section. Everything was okay except the finishing. I’m not thrilled with it. I used EE and Shellawax and I will try using lacquer on it for final finish. It seemed too dull. I don’t know if that is the way cedar is. It is very soft, turns like butter and smells so good. That dark red circle in the side was a branch when I started. I used this end with the branches on for the test and the other half will be for the next project/
It is 5” diameter and 2 1/2” high.
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