Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central New York
bowl and ash tray
While browsing at a big box recently I happened to pass a shelf with a bunch of decent-sized nice round plain ashtrays so I picked one up thinking I'd make a bowl to go around it and sell it as an ashtray.
First blank I picked up of a shelf in the garage was a really nice chunk of canary, but it was a little too small. Still, I decided to turn it anyway and make the shape of it what I was planning to use for the ash tray since I haven't done one in that shape for a while.
Then I grabbed a bigger chunk of zebrawood and did the ashtray. Right now they just have a moisture barrier coat of clear stain. Next comes the wiped on poly. I left the glass out in the garage, so it's not in the pic. It will sit about 1/4" proud of the rim so that if a cigarette or cigar burns all the way down it will either put itself out on the glass or tip all the way out and fall down on the floor and set the house on fire rather than singe the bowl (there could be a flaw in this logic somewhere but that's my plan and I'm sticking with it).
Last edited by phinds; 05-26-2011 at 09:58 PM.