Turning Archive 2007
>After seeing the wish bowls from Jennifer Shirley, I thought I'd try a couple. This was my first attempt, using a small piece of cherry burl. It is approx. 3" diameter x 7/8" thick. The bottom is rounded with a small dimple to keep it sitting upright.
I tried making my own spheres, but at approx. 3/8" diameter, I couldn't get them to look anything like a sphere. I had better luck making them look somewhat like eggs, so that's what I ended up with -- each approx 3/8" diameter, bloodwood. A coworker suggested the bird -- my wife and daughter picked this one.
Finish is 2 coats of wipe-on poly gel, and hand buffed with Renaissance wax.
Comments and suggestions for improvements on the turning are welcome.