|Project by Ballantyne||posted 02-25-2014 03:53 PM||845 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Heres a spoon I carved from Elm.
Im just using a small gouge, drawknife and utility blade.
I wanted to experiment with torching the grain in the bowl! It turned out cool.
One interesting thing Ive been experimenting with is boiling the wood prior to finishing.
Aparently “tannins” come out of the wood during this process, and it helps the wood to dry.
The wood discolors so much that it makes me feel more comfortable about this being a food safe product.
I use about 5 coats of mineral oil for the finishing as well.
It turned out cool!
Im going to try Cherry now! :)
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-- Jeff, Bobcaygeon, Wilderness Explorer