Originally Posted by delaney001
Anyone any thoughts here, any saving this? Rough turned it 6 weeks ago and been in a kiln since. Cracks were nearly there on day 1. It's reading about 13/14% moisture.
What's best way (or is there anyway) to finish it off?
one more thing comes to mind, you could use little double dovetail shaped pieces of wood to bridge the cracks, I've done this before on natural edge tables where cracks were incorporated and reinforced as a "feature". Cut the mortices in the bowl and inlay the double dovetail shaped pieces, fill the remaining crack with either epoxy or a sawdust and whiteglue mix, then finish turn.
even if you fail completely to save this piece, you will gain on the next piece that needs "special" attention.