Turning Archive 2004

Butternut bowls, thanks Al Crandall

Dave Smith, Longview, WA
>Last month while I was in Indy, Al gave me a short log that he said was butternut. I sealed the ends because it looked like it had started to split. When we got back to Longview I decided I needed to take care of this wood before it was lost. I managed to get four bowls. Two fairly large and two not so large. The figure and color on this wood is outstanding.

This picture was taken after the first coat of my finish of choice, Rockler gel polyurethane.

The bowls were roughed out on the 4th and 5th and soaked over night. The two in front were finished turned on the 14th, left rear bowl on the 15th and the right rear bowl was finished turned on the 17th.

Dave Smith

Nuts about butternut in Longview, WA.

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