The Blackwood can be very misleading in appearance and I had perhaps an unfair advantage of having in my hands.Hardly ugly, very nice looking piece. The photos and description made it sound like there wasn't anything good hiding inside. (or not without stabilization/resin) Nice work!
That's beautiful wood, Odie, and really like the bowl you've carved, especially the detail around the rim.The Australian brown Mallee burl was finished last night, other than it's still on the waste block waiting to have the foot done. The foot will be done in about 2 weeks time. The Danish oil has just been applied in these two photos......I came in from the shop past 1am last night.....which is pretty much normal for me!
The third photo is of my current stash being seasoned and waste blocks applied.....
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That's beautiful wood, Odie, and really like the bowl you've carved, especially the detail around the rim.
I assume you're waiting the two weeks for a reason related to the wood/finish/turning; if so, what will the two weeks allow time for? The Danish oil to penetrate, or ...?
I agree with you 100% and I am going to attempt my very first coring with this piece. It is still a work in progress. I started the recess before I started the exterior of the bowl and removal of all of the bark. As I was removing the bark a recess was discovered that required that I change the exterior wall shape. Doing so resulted in the recess shoulder being turned away. Still need to turn more on the exterior to remove the entire defect that does not appear in the photo. When I end up with the finished shape I will correct the recess with an appropriately sized shoulder so that my first coring does not end in disaster. Thanks for looking out for me.Jay, as some one who uses a recess almost exclusively, the shoulder on that one is too narrow for my taste, especially if you are going to core, and that blank looks big enough that I would core it.
Phil nice bowl and pen. One little tip with the bowl. When it is done you don’t want anybody to know how it was held on the lathe. It would be easy to turn the mortise into a foot.
Sorry I didn’t mean to upset you or anybody else. Just trying to give some helpful advice because I thought you were new.