So long ago i found some Osage Orange at our local recycling dump. The other day wanting some instant gratification i decided to chuck up a piece and see if i could actually get a bowl going without a hole.
Well it started out much bigger but due the the knots/endgrain gradually got smaller as i tried to get a sharp thin edge. Then i had some chip out and after some advice here i and swmbo saying you can post that, i decided an executive decision was in order so here goes.
The results of my efforts. I love this wood it has so much character I wish i could capture the color you see when its raw.
Again it got the wipe of poly treatment. I will get off it i promise.
I just wanted these few bowls out of the way so i can get back to flat land.
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Just for the record I left the tenon on to prove i can do it but also this is actually the foot i wanted. I was hoping to make this bowl look like one of those bun feet from a sofa. So i wanted the tenon to lift it off the deck.
Thank goodness for sandpaper. Thanks for that tip Vaughn.
This has not been quiet finished but its reach that point where its either leave it alone or burn it.