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Ash Bowl 14 inches with natural bark edge, Dyed Blue and limed.  Item Number 18573

Ash Bowl 14 inches, with natural bark edge, Dyed Blue and limed.  Item Number 18573.  On display in The Museum Store at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201.  

 

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. 

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