|Project by CyF||posted 12-18-2014 06:24 AM||1072 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I had been learning to do hand cut twists on the lathe and had some success. So attempted something much more difficult.
This little dude came out of a Walnut tree trunk that had only been down for about a year, so I had to work fast in order to get it thin enough to keep it from cracking. The Shell ended up at about 3/16 thickness, the base is hollow from the bottom and about 1/4 thick. The over all height of it is about 10 inches with the finial.
The close up shows the Flower pedestal and the Osage Orange “yoke”
In all I had about 30 hours in the forming and another 40 hours in sanding it.
It found a new home before it had finish on it. A generous soul offered me a matching sum so that he could give it to his wife for their 25th anniversary. So alas all I have of it now are the Photos.
-- 25 years, 3 working lathes and I'm still figuring it out.