|Project by jeffthewoodwacker||posted 09-10-2009 02:28 AM||1111 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I was asked to turn some centerpieces for a dessert banquet and decided to create an ice cream cone. This piece is made of sycamore, purpleheart and turquoise inlace. I glued up the three pieces, turned the outside and did all the hollowing through the 3/8” hole. Had to make some special hollowing tools to accomplish the hollowing through the small hole but with a little patience I was able to get the wall thickness down to 1/4”.
The piece is 8 inches tall and 4 inches across at it’s widest point. The base is 1 1/2” in diameter. I sanded the entire piece down through 400 grit, and then wet sanded the inlace down to 1200 grit. Deft clear high gloss brushing lacquer was applied with a soft cloth while the piece was still on the lathe. Once the piece was completed I turned a piece of hard maple down to look like a cherry, inserted a small piece of green wire to resemble the stem and then dipped the wood into candy apple red paint. This was a very hot item at the banquet, but unlike ice cream it will not melt.
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