|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 1826 days ago||1348 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
This is another turning I found at our cabin.
I planted this Silver Maple from a seed in 1958, & had to have it removed from our yard,
or possibly lose our house if it fell down. It had a rotten area in one of the crotches.
I’ve made a lot of things from it’s wood, & I still have some of it left.
This is about 9” round, & finished with hard Libron wax.
I polish it to 400 grit when I wax things.
When I start turning on a piece of wood, I never have a pattern.
After it’s roughly rounded, the piece just turns into something.
I haven’t the slightest idea of what’s going to turn out. the lathe takes control of me I guess.
This wood was not cheap wood, it costed me $700 to have it removed.
The guy worked from a 65 foot boom truck in our backyard in town.
Our back yard is a maze of power lines, & such.
Planting a tree, & waiting for the wood.
That’s what they call long range planning, & I didn’t even own a lathe yet. LOL
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