|Project by Tbo||posted 06-25-2009 09:18 PM||1618 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I turned this vessel last weekend. The apple wood came from a tree cutter I know. It was very dry and had some beautiful knots and crevices in it but was also rotten down the core (ha). I wanted to be able to save the outer markings so I had to keep the piece thicker than I wanted to so that I didnt break through. Because the core was rotten I turned a mahogany base and collar as part of the piece after I hollowed it out. I thought it was looking more like an urn so I made a mahogany lid, the bottom pictured on one of the shots but my wife said no way, that she wanted it for a vase so the top was set aside. I still have about a four foot section of the wood left and am moving out of the rotten part so will try something new next time.
-- Tim, Colorado Springs