|Project by Trackman||posted 12-27-2013 04:50 PM||1832 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I made these Potpourri bowls as a Christmas gift for friends and family this year. I found that as I turned each one, I refined my technique a little more each time.
I had the figured maple in a 2’, 9 quarter board and it turned out great. With one of the pieces of maple I ran into a problem when I found natural cracks and voids. I used this as an opportunity to use a product named Inlace that I found @ Woodcraft. After mixing the hardening agent with it I just poured it in to the void and let it set for 24 hours. Inlace is an acrylic looking compound with rock flex in it. It’s smelly stuff, but once it’s dry it’s very easy to turn on the lathe.
The other bowls were turned out of black and American walnut. I kind of like the way the sap wood accented the darker wood.
This project was relatively easy, but it had a lot of “Ooh – Aah” factor.
-- Trackman, Washington