I've had a fairly productive morning/early afternoon. I made a bunch of dinner plates and some soup bowls. I saw 2 soup bowls left in the showroom so I may need to make some more. There are some mugs back there under plastic waiting for handles(I sound like Keith!)
I'm going to make some lidded jars tonight based on some of these. I really like the guys on the left. They sort of have an early 80's Randy Johnston feel to them.
The painting prof. is in Europe teaching an art dept. study abroad program so I took over some tables in her classroom to stain & finish my treadle wheel parts. The painting class
room has the best ventilation and the least amount of dust. I've finished the majority of the wheel with Formby's Tung Oil Finish which is actually not tung oil but a varnish that attempts to replicate the look of tung oil without all the hassles. It is a long process, it requires several coats to build up a finish but oh baby is it a sweet surface! Beats out polyurethane by a long shot! The exterior of the pan is tung oil and the interior and rim are finished with Epifanes Marine Varnish. Funny enough this last months issue of Fine Woodworking had a review of how well outdoor varishes held up to moisture and weather, Epifianes was the best by a long shot. Fortunate for me as I had no idea what was the best to use. It's fairly expensive but I think will be worth it in the long run. It's certainly far cheaper than a copper or zinc liner.
Tomorrow is my wife and I's 1st wedding anniversary so I don't know if I'll get into the studio or not. We had our celebration last night but I imagine we'll spend some good time together tomorrow as well.
Time for a late lunch, thanks for stopping by.