Turning Archive 2007

"Consensus" Ash Bowl *PIC*

James Fox
>Just a small bowl 5 ½ inches wide by 2 ¾ inches wide. Rim is undercut and it’s about ¼ inch thick. Made of “consensus” ash (see explanation below), sanded to a zillion grit, several coats of boiled linseed oil, buffed, waxed, & buffed again.

Found the wood at the San Antonio brush dump about a year ago and rough turned it wet, let it dry for about 9 months, and finished it last month. I thought it was one kind of wood, but when I took the completed piece to a meeting of the local turning club, the “consensus” was that it was ash—thus the name of the wood. Another piece of this wood was used to make my turning exchange piece. I’ll post a photo of it later.

Comments, critiques, suggestions are always encouraged and appreciated.


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