|Project by Adrian A||posted 09-14-2013 08:25 PM||865 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
My friend Rick aka Staryder had a neighbor that chopped down a Silver Leaf Maple Tree. After both of us sweating in texas humidity loading some logs in the back of my truck, I sawed them all and waxed em.
This one was starting to get real soft on the outside so I decided I better turn it. Since It was looking funky, I decided natural edge was the way to go. As I started turning I noticed this one real soft spot that I couldn’t turn away, so I puled all the wet fibers out which left a nice hole. I kept going slowly and this is what turned out.
Its my first natural edge bowl, and my 4th bowl overall. I had some trouble sanding the edges, but it turned out okay.
I didnt feel like rewaxing it, so I’m a little scared of cracking, but hey.. it already has a hole. I drenched it in mineral oil, and will probably do that daily for a week, to help slow down the drying some.