|Project by NaptownWood||posted 02-19-2014 02:30 PM||1699 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I was showing some friends of mine a video of someone inlaying some crushed stone on a vessel the other day, and I had wanted to try it for some time. Well, they gifted me my first stone to crush up and I gave it a shot last night.
What the video on youtube doesn’t show is the guy smashing small stones all over his garage in a fit of rage, and then super glue everywhere, stones sticking to your palms, flying under your face shield, under your fingernails, in your hair, mouth, etc.
I learned some lessons, that’s for sure. I need to make my “channel” that accepts the stones deeper and wider by a touch to get them to lay down deeper. Also, I need to crush more of them and get a wider array of sizes. You really need three piles, small stones, tiny stones, and stone dust.
the bowl itself was an after thought. I think it was the fastest i roughed out a square chunk and made a decent bowl shape ever. I realized that after the fact, and I was a little giddy—I started to realize all of these nights in the garage “practicing” were staring to pay off. It’s walnut, 5” and just rubbed with some mineral oil, pretty rough and rustic, but it’s functional. The wife is starting to run out of places to put 5” walnut bowls…need to switch it up ;)
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