LumberJocks

Sweating Bullets

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by RVroman posted 310 days ago 655 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am sweating bullets on this thing! It is about 3 1/2” in diameter and 3” tall with an entry hole of 3/4”.

I am about halfway done with the hollowing and the finished part has walls of about 1/8” However, the tool is starting to get a bit jumpy and grabby.

As this is a sugar maple burl from a farm that has been in our family for well over 100 years the wood has a lot of sentimental value. As a result I DO NOT want to blow it. Figured I would step away from it for a while before doing something stupid. :-)

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!



2 comments so far

View SirFatty's profile

SirFatty

471 posts in 843 days


#1 posted 310 days ago

are you going to stabilize any of those cracks?

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

View RVroman's profile

RVroman

163 posts in 655 days


#2 posted 310 days ago

I thought about it, but decided I wanted to leave them as part of the natural character if the wood. When I went back to it the cuts were smooth again. The down side is I left the walls 1/8” because of the cracks rather than the usual ~1/16” I try to use for ornaments. It survived the lathe, but I think it may be relegated to an ornament hanger or will need a tree with large branches. I will post a couple of pictures of the completed turning when I get a chance to take them.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase