Posted on July 31, 2007
Completed: July 2007
Availability / Cost: NA - AUD $
Dimensions: 115 cm x 85 cm x 5 cm
Finish: Rubbed oil | satin gloss
I created this bowl as a gift for a friend's birthday. I had several slabs of red mahogany which weren't in terribly great condition due to infestation by borers and rot from lying on the ground for too long. I had recently tried to salvage them, but resigned myself to writing them off. Luckily, I found a big enough piece free of damage to create this bowl ... so, at least the whole lot wasn't a waste.
Because this bowl is only approx. 4 inches round, it was a real challenge to shape and finish the inside. It was a good learning exercise for creation of small objects ... which I have previously shied away from.