|Project by jeffthewoodwacker||posted 04-12-2009 11:56 PM||1676 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
Sometimes you never know how a piece of wood will look until you start turning it. A couple of months ago I was driving through a neighborhood and saw that a tree service was taking down a large honey locust tree. The guys cutting the tree down not only gave me all the large pieces they even loaded it up in my truck! There was a large burl in one of the pieces and as I turned it down I noticed that there was an opportunity to have an open inclusion in the vessel and to turn it as a natural edge. This piece is 10 inches tall and 12 inches in diameter at the top. It is turned down to 3/16” inches thick. The finish is four coats of high gloss Waterlox. Most of my turned items are functional – this will be a gallery piece.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.