|Project by TerryDowning||posted 135 days ago||561 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Finally finished some Bowls from a board. The Blog is here if you’re interested in the details of the process. It covers construction of the lighter colored bowl which is now my Ice Cream Bowl! I Love Ice Cream!!
To make a long story extremely short: Make a circle from a board, cut rings, glue together to form a bowl blank, turn to desired profile and finish as desired.
The darker bowl was ebonized using the vinegar and steel wool method and still needs some lacquer to really make it shine. I was amazed at how fast the darkening took place once the vinegar/rust solution contacted it. Just a few minutes really.
The bowl before I started
The vinegar rust solution. I dissolved a rusted and soap free SOS pad into 1 Cup of Vinegar. (This took the most time. about a week or so)
Then brushed the solution with a cheap chip brush. These photos were taken just a few minutes after application, you can see that solution is still wet.
I did 2 applications letting the bowl dry to the touch between applications. I’m not sure the additional application did anything to darken the bowl further. It’s not quite as dark as if I had used India Ink or leather dye. But this was waaayy cheaper!
Let me know what you think.
All comments, critiques, and questions are welcome.
-- - Terry