I was given two nice pieces of White Ash from West Virginia. There is a very neat story behind the wood. Apparently, the wood was originally given to my friend by a timber buyer who purchases wood for the Boston Symphony among other people…
Anyways, this was my first time working with Ash. I had a little trouble getting the smooth edge on the end grain, but an overall enjoyable experience. The picture above shows two different colors. The one on the left is picking up the natural light from the window. The larger bowl on the right is reflecting the light from the overhead lights.
The first of the two bowls is about 10.5 inches with a high gloss tung oil finish.
The second bowl is about 12 inches. It also has a high gloss tung oil finish.