|Project by Neil Davis||posted 05-13-2015 06:35 PM||814 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
During a trip to South Central Australia I visited an individual that was selling various types of wood on eBay so I purchased 65 different types of wood from him. He was an Arborist that would sell the wood that he cut down for folks. He said that this was Platypus Gum Burl, which is a type of Eucalyptus tree. The base of this project is made from African Purple Heart that I obtained from a military base in Kuwait. They were chipping the purple heart for ground cover so I snagged as much as I could carry. This is my first official turning on my new lathe and of course the wife put her dibs on it right away. Anyway, I think the contrast is good between the two types of wood and am fairly pleased with the outcome. I do think the base is a bit heavy looking but if I cut it down more that would be more chips for ground cover.