|Project by Mark Wilson||posted 07-25-2015 06:16 AM||1414 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
It’s Onion Soup in Italian. But, you knew that. Made of awe the heck with that. I’ll lift the description from my website.
This bit of Peach Wood is end-turned. It was horrifically checked, meaning it had cracks radiating from the center – the pith. Some turners swear by the axiom that any cracked piece of wood should be dispatched to the rubbish heap. I’m not one of those. It’s a stretch, sometimes, to divine a way to stabilize such a piece of what is usually considered too dangerous to lay sharp steel to at hundreds of RPM. There are two, at current count, reasons this is a good thing. 1)It’s a wonderful exercise for the imagination – a thinking-outside-the-box, off-the-charts, methodology, and; B)Look at what one can do with a little bit of teasing-the-fates tomfoolery. I cheated death and injury and learned a new way to shore up a piece of cracked wood. I’ve never seen this attempted by anyone else, so I’m thinking of filing for a patent for the process.
Please be kind. I’m fragile.
Man up. You’re a Woodsmith, doggone ya. There’s no sniveling in Woodsmithery>
(Voices in my head.)
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s far too dark to read. You may quote me.