Bowls In February

This month, I have not been as active in the shop due to many other things going on.  I have managed to complete a few pieces with a handful more to apply a final touch to the finish.

This Spalted Live Oak Natural Edge Bowl has been my crowning achievement this month so far.  The grain was so soft in some areas I didn’t know if I would be able to complete it without it exploding on the lathe.  A technique I decided to try out paid off, using layers of shellac to bind the fibers together.

This bowl came with some interesting surprises, the video below is hollowing out the inside and reveals the surprise near the end.  I never know what is going to be inside these pieces of wood.

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Spalted Live Oak Natural Edge Bowl - February 2015
This Spalted Live Oak Natural Edge Bowl measures 9 ¼" in diameter, 5" from table top to highest point on rim, and weighs around 1 ½ lbs. I had no idea this piece of wood had this much character before mounting it on the lathe, it looked like many of the other blanks I have lying around. The happy surprise came when I formed the inside and discovered the beautiful grain within.
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