Back in July I was lucky to have been given a couple of small log sections from a downed Flame Box Elder tree.
I have just got around to attempting to use these.
I cut the smaller of the two in half by length, then cut the half down the middle to make a bowl blank.
I started to get the shape round and noticed a lot of cracks. I was hoping they would show in the picture, but it seems the flash is not helping. They run at almost 45 deg upper left to lower right.
Once I noticed the cracks I stopped turning.
This is the other half of the log section. Gorgeous flame patterns. This section also has cracks which are not showing in the picture.
Any suggestions on how to utilize these pieces.
I can try CA glue, but there are a lot of cracks.
I am thinking I may have to just not turn these.
I could cut slices to make rustic pot holders.
I am hoping to be able to make something which can showcase the flame pattern.
This is my first attempt to turn Flame Box Elder. Nice wood.