Ebonised & gilded Ash bowl

I got round today to trying some silver gild wax on this ebonised Ash bowl, i started with an Ash blank fixed to the lathe via a face plate.

The base shape of the bowl was turned including a spigot to allow the bowl to be reversed & held on the lathe by chuck jaws in expansion mode.

With the base sanded & a coat of cellulose sanding sealer applied the bowl was reversed chucked, the top shape of the bowl turned, sanded & sealed. I then masked the small bowl ready for spraying.

The rim was then sprayed with Chestnut`s ebonising spray.

The masking tape was removed, a little sanding was necessary then the gild wax was applied to the grain.

Finally a few photos of it polished.