Please note: This article was written by Bill D., as a Guest Author on the blog.
I’m looking for some suggestions.
I’ve started surface carving on some of my bowls and vessels. Took a class from Dixie Biggs — great instructor! Now I’m coming to the hard part: finishing.
I have a wild cherry bowl – this is my practice piece. I carved leaves, and it’s about done. The “back ground” behind the leaves is heavily textured; I want to stain or paint it dark, so the leaves stand out.
Question: Would you use — stain, or paint?
Most of the wood is fairly tight, but wild cherry also has the nasty habit of having sections of open “tubes”. I do not know the technical term; the “tubes” will go through a piece. I’m open to suggestions. I post photos, hoping they will help with suggestions. Thanks!
— Bill D.