Applying an oil finish to a salad bowl!
If my last video showcased the least favorite part of the process, this has to be everyone's favorite- the magic moment when the oil is wiped on, the grain springs to life vibrantly before your eyes, like one of those movies where the first twenty minutes are in black and white then suddenly one of the characters gains the ability to see in full color!
This bowl is some kind of elm, Siberian elm I think. It's an undervalued wood (and tbh, I've been just as guilty of undervaluing it as anyone). It grows very abundantly here in Denver and when tree trimming season gets underway, an ambitious woodworker can generally get as much of it as he or she can carry! After seeing how nicely this one turned out, I will definitely be on the prowl for more this season!