I have been turning a lot of bowls lately and my wife is finding it hard to find places for all of them in the house. She has had to resort to putting them on a rotation so each one gets some time on a table or counter in the house. So I decided to change gears a little bit. I have been working on some hollow vessels lately. Notice I said working on! So I cut up a rock maple log that I had sitting on my wood pile and I went to it. I wasn’t sure what I wanted the vase to look like but I knew it would come to me as I got started.
Here is a picture of the basic shape.
As I was hollowing out the center I heard a loud crunch! I reached over and turned the lathe off and this is what I saw:
At this point I was very upset with myself. My wife heard me yelling in my shop and came in to see what was wrong. I showed her the vase and at first she thought it was supposed to look like that. She asked me “Is that teeth”. I told her “No” and I went on to explain what had happened.
After she left the shop I started to think about her teeth comment. I was trying to come up with some way of saving this project.
Well here it is:
A goblin for Halloween! Yea, that is what it was supposed to be all along. I may pick up some black hair at the craft store for it.
Anyway there is my good vase gone bad and back to good again!
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