|Project by twirlygirl||posted 12-21-2015 06:49 PM||451 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a late wedding/Christmas gift for a coworker. She had used 2 pcs of Cedar in her wedding as display props. She gave them to me and I wanted to make her something special.
The 4th picture is what happened to the first piece I turned. I love the rustic and raw look. So the wood had some cracks and bug holes I wanted to keep. Well, just in case you did not know, when you finish turning a piece of wood that has cracks in it and turn your lathe up to a high rate of speed to finish it, it can EXPLODE! I have a few nice bruises to prove it. Luckily, that was the worst of it for me. However it did take a chunk out of the ceiling and the wall.
I do feel like I have been “officially” initiated into the turning club now – LOL
So out came the 2nd piece. Learning from my first mistake, I finished it off the lathe with some toungue oil and wax.
-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?