|Project by HeavyD||posted 12-17-2015 03:54 AM||920 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Since I post so rarely, I thought I would share my most recent projects. Bought a used lathe a couple of months ago and I have been having a blast with it. So far everything has been done with firewood and pallet wood, maybe soon I will work with something nicer. The lathe came with a super cheap set of knives that had been badly butchered when someone tried to sharpen them. I have been able to clean the edges up a little but they don’t hold an edge at all. I have a nice Sorby roughing gouge I picked up from Busy Bee, and might get some carbide knives in a boxing day sale.
I tried to ebonize the snowmen’s hats with tea and vinegar/steel wool but it didn’t come out nearly as dark as I wanted so I ended up painting them.
Can anyone identify the wood used in the picture of the single snowman? It was just a random log out of my firewood pile, but I think it’s beautiful. I would rescue some more from the pile, but I don’t remember what it looked like.