|Project by Mark Wilson||posted 08-05-2015 10:32 PM||910 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
This is what came of the rest of the piece of Mulberry from which I turned the Mulberry Candle Holder – Flame Included. It spent a couple hours on the lathe before it (or I) had a clue as to what it would be.
I had a vague notion of a vase. And, mebees, it looks like one.
You know that thing that happens when you’re holding a flat tool (a scraper) up on edge for a shearing cut, and you get a catch? This happens -
Lesson learned: If you’re holding the tool thusly, keep your thumb/finger/knuckle/side of hand behind the tool rest, so that it’s not where it can cushion the tool’s fall. I’ve gotten blood blisters in all those places. (Mebees, it’s fool me seven times – shame on you?) Back to the piece.
Enjoy. I know I did.
It’s the first piece I deliberately set out (after the aforementioned period of cluelessness) to make an “Unfinished”, inspired , in no small part, by some amazing Unfinished work by others. It’s about the wood. Which is remarkable stuff, this Mulberry. It has a silkiness in areas that not photographable, because it’s a shimmering effect. Trust me. It’s there. If I turned it about in a video, you’d see it. It’s different than chatoyance, and more subtle. Who are you explaining this to? They know what you’re talking about.