|Project by mot||posted 06-22-2007 04:41 AM||2188 views||1 time favorited||26 comments|
I had some maple burl that I’ve stored under my lathe for about 2 years. I just wasn’t really happy with my old lathe and decided to not turn anything until I got my new Nova. Well, I chucked up this little burl in an attempt to do some sort of hollow form. In the depths of my lack of inspiration, I had real trouble making anything that was pleasing to the eye.
The first outside shape of this little guy met with a reply from my wife that sent it right back down to the lathe. The comment was, “That’s kind of cool. Maybe you can put it out on the porch and a family of bees can live in it.”
Well, with some more turning and sort of wishing that I had chucked it differently, I came up with this. “The Little Vessel That Never Did.”
This little piece is sanded to 400 grit, then finished with a couple of coats of Watco Danish Oil and buffed with the Oneway Buffing System.
Thanks for looking and my apologies in advance for taking away 45 seconds of your life that you’ll never get back!
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)