Friday, October 25, 2013

Scrap Wood Project-Yarn bowl continued

Hi Everyone,

Well, I've heard back from the future owner of the wood bowl and she wants it stained solid red inside and out. So I've taken the bowl down the shop and done just that. Here are the photos:

Here is the bowl on the lathe. I'm going to sand off the speckles:

Here is the beginning of the staining process. The wood has been sealed and I'm going to make this as deep and uniform a red color as I can. This means multiple layers of stain:

Here it is completely stained. I've left the stain on for about 10 minutes:

Here I've wiped off the excess stain. These are photos of what it looks like in natural light:

It's going to need at least one more coat of stain. The bowl will go inside now and dry completely for the next several hours as it's too cold outside for it to dry. I'll probably coat it again later this evening.



  1. You've done so many beautiful bowls, platters and other projects! Nice work! :) I've been working like crazy this autumn, because it's my first year as a teacher and I haven't really had time to do any wood working... :/ I hope I would find time for that too!

  2. Hi Saaara,
    It was good to hear from you this morning. I'd gathered from the few posts this autumn that you've been really busy. The only good thing about being unemployed is having the time to work on projects that have been long delayed (and this is the only good thing about unemployment!). I could not make out from the doll house posting if you are doing a doll house project with your students or if this is a personal project. Either way it looks lovely.
    Please keep in touch and keep posting if you can.
    Best Always,
    Vickie W.