Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I think after seeing these bowls you can tell why Olive is one of my favorite woods. 3 bowls tonight, it should have been 4 but I cored through the bottom of one of them. The one on the top and the one in the middle are from one half of the log, the one on the bottom is from the other half. There should have been one more from the 2nd half of the log but my entry angle was too steep and I cored too deep and into the bottom of the larger bowl.
I also started working on a fairly large figured Mesquite platter. This is from the piece of wood fellow woodturner Paul Porter dropped off on last Saturday morning when he picked up some of the big green logs I got in the last storm. I've seen some of Pauls finished pieces from this same tree and they're fantastic. I want to use every bit of this blank so I'm using a glue block for the first time. I'm using Gorilla Glue to attach a scrap piece of wood that I will use to form the tenon.
I downloaded a new application for my phone that turns the still camera into a video camera complete with sound. I don't know how often I'll post videos. Should they become a regular feature?