Every once in awhile I grab some of the ugliest chunks of wood and turn them just to see what if. This piece was roughed out a year ago and set aside to dry. Sure enough, the knots cracked as well as the stressed areas of the form as it dried. Oh well. Filled in the holes and cracks with epoxy mixed with used coffee grounds and turned it anyway.
Maple hollow form with lots of curl, knots, bark and even a small branch. It is 7 in diameter x 6 ½ high and turned to 1/8 with the exception of the very bottom which was left at about Ύ for ballast. As thin as this piece is, it is actually heavier than you would expect when you pick it up. Sanded to 320 and finished with multiple coats of gloss poly.
As always, your comments, opinions and critiques are welcome!
Thanks for looking!