|Project by KnotCurser||posted 09-08-2014 12:46 PM||2254 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
A couple of months ago, I was given a PSI Mini Lathe by a co-worker of mine.
While I’ve been working with wood my entire life, woodturning is a totally new experience for me! I started with the basics – learning each tool in an inexpensive set I purchased.
I cranked out a bunch of tops and a few spindle projects, but nothing I was really proud of – until this.
A neighbor down the street was clearing out a few cedar trees and I was lucky to nab a couple before the chipper got it’s ugly jaws on them.
When I saw the HUGE contrast of colors between the sapwood and the core I knew I wanted to turn this goblet since the stem was assured to be blood red.
It stands about seven inches high and has a 2 1/4 inch diameter.
Finish is a mix of shellac and tung oil, friction polished and then a coat of paste wax on the outside.
This won’t be used to drink from, but does look quite nice on a shelf! :-)
Comment away, but please allow me some slack as it IS my first real turning project!
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