I rough turned this bowl in April of this year. I had intended to show the video for the rough turning. Alas, when the time came, the video could not be found.
That aside, this maple was green or wet last April. After rough turning, I coated it with Tree Saver a green wood sealer and put it away. A few weeks ago, I felt it was a lot lighter and brought it into the house. Then every week or two, I weighed it and recorded the weight. It actually gained a few grams after coming inside. Yep – it is dry.
This wood came from our club wood raffle. I was told it was silver maple. It is beautiful with a lot of figure. Finished, it is about 6 x 3 and finished with walnut oil with no buffing.
Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used with permission.
Woodturning Figured Maple Rough to Finished Bowl