LumberJocks

50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #16: Could have been firewood

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by mnguy posted 04-22-2019 02:03 PM 453 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: It's hip to be square Part 16 of 50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 series Part 17: Teaching turning is a new roll »

About 2 years ago, a friend had an oak tree taken down, and she brought me a big chunk of trunk. With a neighbor’s help (and his chainsaw), I got a couple blanks out of it. One chunk felt too big to throw on the firewood pile, so I have been tripping over it for the last two years. I finally decided to turn it into something.

While I had rough turned the green blanks and Anchorsealed them, this chunk just air dried, and quickly. There were quite a few small cracks that I filled with sawdust and CA. Thin CA and activator – where had this been all my life?

Sanded to 400 and finished with Clapham’s Salad Bowl finish. I really like this finish; it penetrates nicely, yields a really nice soft sheen, and it smells really good.



3 comments so far

View Noel's profile

Noel

66 posts in 170 days


#1 posted 04-22-2019 05:17 PM

Wow, really nice bowl. I wish I had room in my little shop for a lathe – I’d love to make bowls from wood I harvest from our woodland property. Looks like the CA did the trick, too!

-- Just make the cut

View mnguy's profile

mnguy

249 posts in 3761 days


#2 posted 04-22-2019 08:52 PM

@Noel – this bowl could have been made on a mini lathe that you could move around and store in a small shop. Don’t let that stop you :)

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile

WistysWoodWorkingWonders

12785 posts in 3519 days


#3 posted 04-23-2019 12:21 AM

cool, simple bowl.

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com