There are two entries for today’s keeping in touch. Both are finished pieces from recent work in the shop.
This is that piece of spalted Big Leaf Maple that I had in my shop for past 20 years so I thought it was time to turn it.
This is a Big Leaf Maple bowl I finished. The pillow top is died with five coats of aniline dye, a dark green, two light green, and two yellow. The dark green was mostly sanded away leaving a dark accent. The dark rings were burnt in with a narrow piece of purple heart, and the lath running at a fairly good speed.I finished it with several coats of a spray on semi gloss.