Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 255: Chocolat and cherry

2 more pairs of Shoestring Acacia tonight.  The larger bowls are 10 1/2" and 11 1/2", the smaller ones are 7 1/2" and 8 1/2" diameter.

I also returned and resanded the small Padauk hollow form from yesterday.  I wasn't happy with it after applying the oil.  The color of the sapwood darkened significantly and decreased the contrast between the heartwood and the sapwood so I turned it again.  This also made it a hair shorter and a slightly smaller diameter but also a little bit lighter.  Because of the extreme difference in color and the open pores in the wood the entire piece had to be sanded by hand with the lathe off so the sanding dust from the red half didn't contaminate the sapwood.

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