|Project by TannerTurnings||posted 09-21-2014 08:53 PM||708 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Today, September 21st 2014, marks 6 years since my dear friend Jillian died as the result of a tragic accident, falling 700 feet from a mountain track in the Snowdonia region or North Wales, UK. In her memory, I have turned this Miniature Hollow Form, with a Brass inlay, that I will auction & donate the money to the Mountain Rescue Team that recovered her body.
The piece is made from Sapele, and stands about 3.75 inches tall, and is about 2.25 inches at its largest diameter. Not having any form of hollowing tools, the piece was made in 2 parts. I started by turning a cylinder with a tenon at both ends, then parting off the upper section. I then made a mortise in the upper section (as you would when making a lidded box) hollowing it out with a spindle gouge, and applying a finish (2 coats of Cellulose sanding sealer & 2 coats of pure Carnuba Wax). I then made a tenon on the main body of the piece & hollowed & finished as before. Now I re-assembled the piece, making sure to line up the grain, and glued it with CA. I then turned the whole piece as one. I then cut a shallow groove at the point where the 2 parts join, and hide that join line by inlaying the Brass wire. The outer was then also finished in the same way as the inner.
This is a FIRST for me on 2 counts. My 1st 2-part hollow form, & my 1st wire inlay. :-)
I hope the sale of this piece will raise a reasonable amount of money for the Mountain Rescue Team!
-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!