|Project by DCooksey||posted 09-05-2015 10:38 PM||695 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This was a small branching offshoot of a trunk piece that I had cut off a trunk piece and intended to put in the campfire pile. Thought better of it later, rescued it from the pile and started turning. Thankfully it was small because it was very out of balance in rough form. It was an ugly piece of birch from the outside; nearly all black bark.
The cup itself if nothing special, but the spalting is really nice. The veins of green and gray are really nice. It’s finished with a varnish spray to keep the lightness of the wood. I might actually epoxy the inside and use this to drink from. Still considering….
Because of my experience with this piece, I now turn pieces I would normally have passed up in the past. I will be making a lot more shot cups in the future.
Lesson learned: just because it’s small doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of being turned.
-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!