|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-16-2014 12:07 PM||1375 views||2 times favorited||25 comments|
I wanted to try another inside-out turning and had a dream about doing it right from a tree branch. I was trimming up up a crotch for making a bowl and there was one nice straight piece that would make a nice candidate for a rough tree I/O turning.
I slit in half ( but it was a little off center) and clamped the pieces together with hose clamps and 4 wedges.
The shape was to be something like a lava lamp on the inside. That went fine.
I glued the halves back together like when I slit them and turned the outside and almost got ‘er done when it broke while rounding the top. Oh well, this is what I could make from the remains of that piece.
The tree was cut down last November and it was still green so the base may crack in the future.
It is Asian chestnut and finished with clear matte spray.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!