Olive Wood Vase
This olive wood vase measures 7&1/2” tall and 4&1/4” at the rim. Several cracks appeared during turning, and I filled them with a mixture of epoxy and french roast coffee grounds. The coffee grounds color the epoxy just enough to make the cracks look like part of the grain pattern. I finished it with 2 coats of EnduroVar, a water based urethane from General Finishes. I followed that with Yorkshire Grit, and a carnauba wax buff to give it a warm feel and a glossy look. The last picture is the piece of olive log I started with. The before and after pictures are amazing! Who would have thought that warm olive wood vase was hiding in that dirty log?
The last photo shows the log I started with. I don’t usually include photos like this, but the contrast between the ugly black log and the beautiful warm olive wood that emerged was just too striking not to.