|Project by SugarbeatCo||posted 12-14-2013 10:16 PM||1059 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Well this big old hunk of redwood burl has been in my shop most of the summer and I finally got the urge to make it something beautiful.. Its big, measuring about 15 1/2”. Its finished with Mahoney’s Walnut Oil, and buffed with Mahoney’s Wax (if you guys haven’t used it as a foodsafe finish I HIGHLY recommend it, I buy it by the 5 gallon bucket). These larger bowls are a bit of a challenge because of the increased amount of chatter once the wall thickness is decreased. I wasn’t entirely happy with the transition of the inside of the bowl, but it matches the outside as closely as I could with the amount of chatter I was experiencing. Redwood is a challenge to turn as it is so soft, it is extremely prone to tear out. With the lace type burl it is more difficult because the birds eyes tend to pop out.. Not to mention the ever present change of grain direction. With a half inch of clearance between the bed of my lathe and the bowl, I could not use a steady rest, nor did I have the time to make one :P All in all I’m pretty pleased with it, but I welcome any comments and critiques you may have. Thanks for
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