Ash Bowl 10x10x4 inches, Dyed Red and limed, #29594
Ash Bowl 10 x10 x4 inches, Dyed Red and limed. Item Number 29594. On display at The Southern Highland Craft Guild Gallery at Moses Cone in Blowing Rock, NC. Located at Milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This piece was made from the upper end of the log. After being sealed with a paraffin-like substance, it was stored in my wood barn, retrieved and rounded into a “blank”, then mounted on the lathe and turned and sanded. Finishing the piece is accomplished by using an alcohol-based dye, then applying one coat of a proprietary lacquer. After both the dye and that first coat of lacquer have dried, then white liming wax is applied to fill the soft grain. The excess wax is rubbed off by hand and additional coats of lacquer applied.