|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 10-13-2006 12:38 PM||3091 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
If you like to complete a woodworking project in a hurry from start to finish, wood turning is the way to go. You can mount a chunk of wood on your lathe , & in a matter of an hour or two, you’ve got a completed work of natures beauty. Most of the time when I start a lathe project. I don’t really know what the end product will be. It depends on what the wood character is when its been rounded off. I just put the chisels to it, & turn whatever comes from my mind. By the way the White oak vases are actually candle holders for those large candles, but Barb likes to display flowers on them.
I bought my Old Craftsman lathe about 40 years ago. We were sitting at the supper table one evening, & my wife said she had visited a friend that day. Her friend said that her husband was going to sell his lathe. I asked what he wanted for it, & she said $20. I immediately excused myself from the table, & went to look at the lathe. He even threw in the chisels for that price.
As cheap as I got this tool it was still kind of hard on the pocketbook, because my income wasn’t that great at the time.
I’ve always preferred a satin finish on my turnings, because I think a high gloss distracts the beauty, & character of the wood grain.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1