Re: Fruit bowl
Thanx for all the comments.
For those of you who guessed, you guessed pretty close. I was trying to get a big bowl but I also wanted to save the figure at the crotch. I guess if I had sawn it in half I could have got two nice bowls out of it. If I knew what I was in for when I started, I would have done that.
I know what you mean about MM looking muddy but that is not the case with this one. It must be the lighting because in person it's very nice. There is some spectacular figure in just about every part of the bowl. Perhaps more finish will bring it out. I'll post another pic when the finish is finished.
That's bad news about the beech. A lot of it is crotch with some bark in the center that was deep in the tree. Most of it is nicely spalted. I did cut all the pith out so that might help. Today I picked up some Anchorseal and sealed all the ends. I guess I should seal them completely until I can turn them. Right now they're out back getting buried in snow. The problem with turning thin is once you start, you have to finish. That takes time and there's a lot here. I will keep an eye on them and keep you posted as to the results.
Hi Wally. The shop is functional and I work on it a little bit at a time. I have the lights in and wired up but only two plugs so far and a bunch of extension cords and power bars. At least I'm not running power cords in from outside any more. Most of the stuff is put away but it's just about all temporary. I have a lot of changes planned. I already moved a few cabinets and have plans to move the rest. All in good time.
Originally Posted by Wally
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