|Project by scottb||posted 1642 days ago||2008 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
Growth rings and rays intersect to reveal spectacular grain on this riftsawn oak that changes with the light. I had a small slab of 8/4 oak in the basement that I obtained from a co-workers late husband, so I don’t know if it’s white oak or not… but having only seen and worked with red oak I’m guessing it is white!
To date I’ve hated turning oak, It was such a workout back when I took a turning class (5 nights, years ago) that I have been loathe to try it again.This was nothing like I remembered. Cut very easily, such a pleasure to turn. I may laminate a couple peices of this and try a larger turning with it… nothing huge, just whatever my mini Jet can handle.
This small box – 3” tall, 3.5” in diameter. Base is approx 2” tall, 2.5 dia., and precisely sized to hold about 1/3 cup. Give or take – is a perfect place to keep, or hide little treasures. You could also set the top on straight and call it a muffin box. This was how I first set it up, and thought it too “muffin like” – so I took the top down a bit more, I was going for “portobella”, but dared not go too far. I decided I’d re-turn the lid a bit more tomorrow if I didn’t like the looks of it – I thought the oak and symmetrical shape seemed too heavy. Funny what an askew top’ll do. Now I love it.