Maple Bowl with wood inay. This bowl was created to combine the skills learned in beginning woodturning and wood inlay classes as my final for both. The inlay is my grandfathers farm house in Weatherford, OK where I was first introduced to woodworking by my grandfather. The inlay combines the sunsets of Oklahoma, the canned pears from my grandparents orchard as well as the wheat fields on the farm. The bowl represents the full circle of discovering woodworking from a young age to returning to it after 40 plus years. This is a tribute to my grandfather as well as my father who continued to inspire me in the art of wood work.
The inlay medallion finished with a Shellac. The bowl finished with one part polyurethane, one part mineral spirts and one part Tung Oil.