|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-03-2015 01:43 AM||1654 views||6 times favorited||27 comments|
I just finished one project and waiting for the lettering to be done on another so I used up a couple of pieces of wood that were not good for anything of any size.
The first one is a pistachio trivet that is made in the style of Michelletwo. I know I am supposed to use sound wood for this but I epoxied the voids in this before turning. This was just a test and not meant to be anything but it worked out pretty good. I started out without a backer board in the lathe but it flexed too much so I bolted on a piece of 5/8” plywood for support. The pistachio is 3’8 thick and 8” diameter. Because I plan to use this in the kitchen, I sanded off all the sharp thin ends that you get when turning off center like this. I had to spend some time cutting out all the “hanging chads” between the grooves. It is finished with clear matte spray.
The second piece is another road runner key ring holder that I made for an upcoming sale. It is made from a scrap piece of mesquite and finished with clear matte spray. The grain in mesquite really looks like the texture of the bird!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!