My first turning for three weeks, saw me turn another shell for a travel mug. This one is ash, from Blairgowrie in Perthshire.
The branch had a small amount of rot, where side branches had been.
This was filled with epoxy adhesive mixed with powdered copper. Once cured it was cut back with the bowl gouge before sanding as normal.
The rot can be seen right the way through the timber. Hopefully the filling will be enough to prevent it cracking.
Once sanded it was sprayed with clear acrylic lacquer to seal it against liquids, so it can be washed/wiped.
Finally, the handle is attached before the insert is screwed into place. There’s a little chip out of the rim from when I dropped it.
Hopefully I will be able to spend more time outside next weekend. It all depends on what chores need done indoors, and there are plenty of jobs waiting on my attention.