• This bowl has a dark banded stretch mark running down the middle with a few light colored streaks in it
• The heartwood is a light tan color
• The sapwood is a light cream color
• One end of the bowl extends much higher than the other. I had to cut 3 inches off the bottom of the bowl because I could not safely turn this bowl any deeper. I was at the limit with my longest tool rest.
• The natural edge shows some dark areas from the xylem (water carrying layer) of the bark
Dimensions: The bowl is 17 ½ x 16 3/8 inches wide. It is 8 1/8 inches tall at its tallest and 4 inches at its shortest. The image of the golf ball in the bowl should help give you an idea of the size of the bowl.
Bowl’s weight: 5 pound 11 oz
• Wipe on Polyurethane (shiny, durable, non-food grade finish). Other turners use a food grade finish on their bowls but I love the color and depth of grain that polyurethane gives wood. You can’t eat soup out of my bowls, but my bowl’s finish will be as durable as your kitchen table’s finish. Polyurethane and wax make the bowl extremely smooth.
• Buffed with 3 kinds of wax
• Christmas or wedding present
• Table centerpiece
• A piece of visual art
• Coin or keys holder
• Wrapped candy
Care of Bowl: Wipe it with a damp cloth, do not submerse in water. Do not use furniture polish on the bowl, it will dissolve the wax finish.
Story of where the wood for the bowl came from: I discovered I had cancer last spring. In the day of my surgery, the neighbors were having a large tree cut down. I asked my wife to ask them to save me some. It took a month for me to be healed up enough to go get them pieces. This bowl was the first one that I turned after my surgery. It took me 7 hours to turn, mostly because of its depth. It took me 4 months to put the finish on. I tried a water based finish that was food safe but it did not work out so I sanded it off and used wipe on poly.
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All of my bowls are signed and dated on the bottom.
International Buyers are welcome. American forests are full of beautiful trees. Contact me for a shipping quote.