I spent most of the day in the workshop. Started the pore filling on "Journey", Another couple of coats of french Polish on #98, but then turned to making bowls on the lathe.
I have several dozen dried bowls that I turned wet back in 2007. It is time to finish them, so I spent a good part of the day doing just that. This is a small spalted maple that will be a nice nut bowl soon
Here are two American Elm salad bowls, large enough to serve four. No finish on these yet, but Elm is tough and pretty wood. These ought to last a lifetime. This wood came from a large old Elm that had grown on 14th street for about 100 years. It was felled in 2007. Too bad.
Here is another nut bowl with one coat of finish. Two more and it will be done. Spalted maple is crazy and beautiful wood.
Look at the exotic patterns the spalting creates.