Large Bark Bowl # 481

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Large Bark Bowl # 481

Piece #481 – Green Ash – 13″ by 5″ – SOLD

 

This odd shaped bowl was turned green and dried using our microwave oven. I set the microwave on high and heat the bowl for 3 minutes. I remove it and let it cool completely. Repeat the process until you see no more steam coming off the bowl. Any small cracks that may appear are sealed and stabilized with very thin CA glue. The piece is sanded through 180 grit paper.  

I wanted this piece to look like aged Ash so I covered it with black leather dye and let it dry for 2 days. I then sanded the piece with 180 grit paper to remove all of the dye on the high spots leaving the black dye that had wicked into the end grain. I then ragged on  a very light coat of Aged Oak stain. After completely dry I sanded through 400 grit. Then I applied a liberal amount of Boiled Linseed Oil and let it set for 15 minutes, then wiped off the access and let dry for a week. The piece is finished with six coats of dewaxed Shellac. After a week of drying it is then buffed with the Beal buffing system.

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