This is a bowl I made out of Obscure Stranded Burl (OSB). It's my first segmented piece since high school, and I was fortunate enough to find some stunning red and black paint-spalted OSB to make it out of. (Partially spray-painted scrap that has been outside for a few years.)
The form is simple, and I didn't get very carried away on the details. The rim is kind of punky, so there are a few chunks missing. (I'll just say it's a natural OSB edge.) No CA was sacrificed in the making of this bowl. It's about 6" or 7" in diameter, and finished with BLO. I'm thinking I won't buff this one.
So here's the story...
Unless you're living under a rock, you've probably heard we're doing a box swap. With all the joking going around about people making OSB boxes, I decided the box I made was going to have a domed lid made out of OSB, with the outside filled with Bondo painted with black lacquer. Is it turned out, the box idea I had didn't work (I splintered up a nice piece of 8/4 walnut lumber in my attempt) so I went with another box idea, and didn't have a good way to incorporate the OSB as I'd planned. Since I already had the blank glued up, I went ahead and threw it on the lathe to make the bowl just for kicks and grins. I figured it should make for a good April Fools post.
Of course, Don Orr actually did turn an OSB box here:
Surprisingly, the OSB cut pretty cleanly with a good sharp gouge. (No long curlies, though.) The tenon was real dicey though. I ended up keeping the tailstock in place and leaving a "post" in the middle while I hollowed it out because the tenon would have snapped off as soon as I started hollowing the bowl out.