Here it is all finished up. After a few coats of walnut oil and some glamour shots this bowl was delivered to Going Local NC to hopefully find a new loving family. The slight inward bevel on the rim of this bowl invites you to pick it up and makes handling the bowl easier. Just beneath the rim, the interior contour slightly cuts back to create a small lip which also aids in handling the bowl. This feature is so subtle it must be felt to be fully appreciated. This is a detail I incorporate into the majority of my utilitarian items.
A few take aways from this project… It will never cease to amaze me how much tougher dry hickory is than green hickory! I think the wood is absolutely beautiful and it cleans up very nice after proper sanding. The colors and mineral streaks that are found in this wood are always a treat to discover. I have one or two more rough turned hickory bowls about the same size that I’m eager to finish.
If you didn’t catch the first post in this series, check out Hickory Bowl With Pyrography in Progress!
The second post in this series can be found here! Hickory Bowl With Pyrography, PT 2
If you want to know how I rough turn bowls, check out Roughing Out Bowls!
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