|Project by Cliff||posted 09-26-2015 02:59 AM||794 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This was a very rough looking stumpy bit of Chinese Elm from my Neighbours tree which was cut down a couple of years ago. Something told me to Rough it down and see if it was worthwhile attempting to create a Turning from it. At first I had great visions of trying to be artistic and hopefully making the splits, lumps and bumps, voids into something attractive…..alas!!!!! The more I Roughed it down the worse the inside of the wood was. I am, sure that an experienced Turner could have brought the good features more to view than a novice such as myself. However, the end result is a small Bud Vase.
7 inches tall (18 cm ) 3 inches (7.5cm) across the Base 1 3/4 (4.2cm) across the top of the lip.
Six Coats of Danish Oil was applied with a piece of cloth (bits of and old Tee Shirt cut up) Sanded between the first three coats very lightly with a fairly fine sand paper.
One very important lesson that I learned was…..Not only was I glad to b e wearing a full face guard, but next time the loose bark will be removed first. It was quite scary when the chunks of bark dislodged and went flying and whistling around the shop banging into the walls.
It was a fun project and kept me off the streets. Thank you for looking and Kind regards to all LumberJocks.
-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.