Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Block of Walnut with a limb and some rot. Be very cautious when you turn a bowl of this type, it is very easy to snag a tool. Go Slow
Consider how you want the bowl to look as to the grain and defect. Decide which is the top and bottom of the bowl. Start with a faceplate attached to the top of the bowl.
Finished bowl, it's about 9.5 inches in diameter.
Always sign your work.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
This is a piece of very green, very wet Big Leaf Maple. See April 19th Blog, called "GRANDDAUGHTER" for the beginning.
In and out of the dryer and here is Alyssa's Bowl. 11" diameter.
Eleven days in the dryer and six days for final turning and to apply the finish. The bowl developed a small crack during the drying process. I filled the crack with Turquoise Inlace Nuggets.
What do you think?