|Project by TannerTurnings||posted 10-19-2014 08:06 PM||756 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
After having a rather “crazy” week, full of all kinds of nonesense that has taken far more time to get to the bottom of than it deserved, I have actually found enough time to myself to get out in the Workshop & turn something!
I have made this as a “House Warming” gift to a good friend of mine, who was unfortunately also caught up in the nonesense of the week. I’m not exactly sure what kind of Mahogany this is, as I bought it in a “Job Lot” from eBay a short while back, and this is the first piece from this board that I have turned. If anyone could identify it, I would love to know, but please note that the REAL colour of this wood is slightly more “red” than shows in the photos.
While turning the base of the piece, I found that the grain in the exact center was a little soft, and would tear each time I made a cut, regardless of how sharp my bowl gouge was. I guess I could have turned away the center “button”, but decided to make a small feature of the soft spot by making a tiny dome of it, and highlighting it with a couple of lines.
-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!