|Project by hairy||posted 01-01-2014 08:42 PM||1210 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Here’s something I can sink my teeth into. Made from some walnut I've had for a while. This will be my entry for the Winter 2014 Awards. In the past I have had trouble coming up with an idea to enter the contests, but not this time. This hit me all at once and I got right on it.
I drew the patterns onto the wood, cut with a bandsaw, then handtools the rest of the way, except for the bowl.
To make the bowl, I mounted the blank onto the lathe and turned the bowl before cutting to shape. I used 1/4” lag bolts to secure it to a wooden faceplate. Don’t even think about using drywall screws for something like this.
I cut down the thickness of all the handles so that I can pick it up easy if it’s laying on the counter.
This pic shows how it looked before applying the finish. This wood was steamed and kiln dried about 15 years ago. Air dried would have been better looking.
For a finish, Walnut oil. Food safe, and it tastes good,too. Because of this I finally know the secret ingredient of some great chicken salad that I have never been able to replicate.
I made some walnut/banana bread and some chunky walnut butter. There goes my New Year’s resolution on the first day.
I’ve often thought about making a board for the kitchen. My mother had this one in her kitchen for as long as I remember. I still use it.
-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...