Persimmon crotch bowl

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Project by MarkStewart posted 06-06-2016 06:15 AM 684 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first successful attempt at a Bowl. turned from a persimmon crotch with one “leg” chock full of ants.
The crotch was more or less green, as it was from a tree cut down on my parents property last august.
For finish, I burnished the exterior with shavings.

As you might expect, ants don’t appreciate being spun at 1200 RPM. they came flinging out of the stock and proceeded to sting me up one side and down the other. I had to shake my shirt out more than once!

All in all I am pleased with the outcome, however I would love to find a way to glue-mount green wood securely. At least until I can afford a chuck.

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#1 posted 06-07-2016 01:54 AM

That’s a beauty Mark. You really brought the life on it.
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#2 posted 06-07-2016 02:05 PM

Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this. It is now on a shelf by my front door as a key bowl.

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