|Project by Yuval Eitan||posted 06-25-2015 01:50 PM||723 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
A cup made of Pistacia palestina
About two years ago I found a pile of pruned branches of this wood.
I knew nothing about it, how susceptible it is to checking, how it turns, or how the grain pattern will turn out.
This cup was spindle turned, slightly diagonally, so as to avoid concenricity.
The close grain wood is heavy, but not too hard, and beautiful to turn.
Fininshed with walnut oil, followed by wax paste (bees&carnauba, my own make).
Isn’t this wood lovely?
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