Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Cherry Crotch bowls with texturing *PIC*

Dominic Greco in Richboro PA
>Hello Everyone,

Here are two cherry platerrs (or shallow bowls) that I completed last week. Both were roughed out and alcohol dried some time in 2005.

In keeping with my latest efforts to incorporate some texturing into my work, I decided that each one of these bowls would have a different motif. One would be burned, while the other would get texturing from my Sorby Texturing tool. The burning was accomplished using a 1/16" ball tip pen. Each bowl features a burned ring to border the textured area.




Textured Bowl Specs:

Outer dia.: 8 3/4"

Height: 1 1/2"

Wall thickness: 3/16"

Base dia.: 1 1/2"

Sanding Method: Dry sanded to 600 Grit and then sanded with Mircomesh to 15000.

Finish: 3 coats of Watco's Danish Oil

Final: Buffed with White diamond followed by Renn Wax


Burned Bowl Specs:

Outer dia.: 8 1/2"

Height: 2"

Wall thickness: 3/16"

Base dia.: 2"

Sanding Method: Dry sanded to 600 Grit and then sanded with Mircomesh to 15000.

Finish: 3 coats of Watco's Danish Oil

Final: Buffed with White diamond followed by Renn Wax


Personally, I favor the burned bowl. IMHO the burning/scorching frames the bowl nicely and gives a nice contract to the color of the cherry. The textured bowl is nice, but you have to pick it up to get a real "feel" for it. This bowl is one you have to hold to appreciate.

What are your thoughts about these bowls?

Thanks for viewing.

See ya around,


My ugly mug

Dominic

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