|Project by Mark Wilson||posted 09-07-2015 09:26 AM||783 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
This thing is made of Camphor. It’s a lovely bit of timber I’ve turned quite a lot of. It grew in my back yard until it was cut down. Now, it’s growing back. I have always loved this tree for its soft bushiness. And, I like the smell of it on the lathe. I didn’t get enough of it when it was cut. Mebees, I’ll be able to get some more after a while.
It stands 7” tall and is quite slender with a scarily delicate stem. I’m sure you can see how I’m still working on mastering the captive ring. Specifically, getting the inside of it finished properly, along with that bit of the stem it used to be attached to.
It’s finished in my late favorite B,L.O./W.O.P./W.A.X. process. Just a little less of it because I didn’t want this one terribly shiny. I think it’s just about right. And, I really hope the striations in the wood stay there.
Presented here for your inspection.
Shop motto: Maybe we’ll get it right someday.