|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-16-2013 05:28 PM||1389 views||4 times favorited||20 comments|
This is a piece of driftwood my grand daughter picked up as we walked the beach at PJ Hofmaster state park on Lake Michigan. She wanted to see if I could make her something out of it. I was gong to rout our the center for a long bowl but I thought turning off center might be more interesting. I added some shots of how it was originally and of it flying like a propeller on the lathe. I had to be careful to reach to the left for the switch.
The bowls are 1” deep on both sides. The second one broke through as I was sanding and I found the piece and epoxied it in. Thanks to a new LJ, Izzy Swan, I was able to color the epoxy black so light would not show through. He gave me the idea to try Minwax Jacobean stain in the epoxy and it worked really slick. It took the 5 minute epoxy overnight to dry, but that’s okay!! Now I can continue on another project that needs black epoxy!! Thanks, Izzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The driftwood is finished with a clear spray glaze. That driftwood it like trying to finish sand or dirt. It soaks in many coats before coming to a gloss!
I hope she likes it!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!