|Project by Mark Wilson||posted 09-26-2015 05:21 AM||969 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Here’s the victim, getting a little branch bump sliced off, for between-centers balancing purposes.
Cape Chestnut, it is.
Photo lifted from Web.
This, I know now, is a stunning bit of wood.
Finding that this tree, evidently , grows in layers. Layers that will sometimes flake off.
Not to worry. I’ve dealt with worse things.
Oh, the movement in there.
Hogging out wasn’t easy. Nothing’s easy for me.
I had someone else’s goblet in my head, I guess, when I settled on this shape.
These cracks, if you’ll go back a coupple shots, were internal. Not to worry. I’ve dealt with worse things. Super Glue, which later popped out and had to be re-done.
After the thinning was dome, of course.
I wonder, now, if I should just go with a Palm Tree-Shaped stem.
Nah. That’s not what I set out to do. This is what I set out to do.
This is how I make something wobble on the chuck.
So many ways to go.
A little Rattle-Can Shellac.
A little WOP, brushed on.
And we’re back where we started.