Pretty wood

February 3, 2015

Once again, it has been a while since I posted anything. Actually, I have been busy working (ha!). I have two bowls entered in the Florida State Fair. Had to get them shined up and delivered. I also worked on two big segmented salad bowls. I had a bit of a problem with the first. One of the rings shifted during the glue-up. During the turning, the inside diameter exceeded the outside diameter. Ended up with a small nut bowl. The other one came out ok.

African Mahogany Bowl

 

The bowl was made from a beautiful piece of African mahogany with a maple accent added. It is about 12-1/2″ in diameter and 5-1/2″ high. The African mahogany was a new experience for me. The wood was very dense and this particular board had a lot of interwoven grain. It was slow to cut and tools dulled very quickly. The end result was worth the effort. The picture above does not do it justice. There is a great chatoyance visible after adding Danish oil. It just doesn’t show in a photograph.

More to come…

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