Tis the season to lose a lot of shop time due to putting up Christmas decorations and other holiday related tasks. But I did get several smaller pieces completed that had been sitting around and one bowl nearly completed that I turned out of a hunk of discolored maple. I wanted to try a solid color rim and I just happened to find paint pens in town Saturday morning and thought I would give that a try. It worked just as expected although it may have been easier if I had sealed the raw wood first but you learn by doing. overall the bowl has a nice green color and I love the contrast of the natural wood on the inside. It’s a keeper.