The Log Section
This is a section of Hoop Pine,to be made into a translucent bowl form. Hoop Pine
Section mounted on the lathe ready for tuning.
Turned and ready for drying.
This piece is still quite "wet", it is the moisture within the wood that gives it the translucence at this stage.
Finished oiled form.
In the finished piece it is now the oil that gives the piece the translucence. The oil penetrates through the wood filling the air spaces within the wood allowing light to be refracted through the piece.