|Project by terryR||posted 01-13-2016 04:40 PM||1120 views||6 times favorited||26 comments|
Here is another handful of containers turned on the lathe during the past few weeks.
A lidded box shaped from Cherry and Cocobolo; with random dremel carvings and tinted with black dye.
Next, Chinese Elm with a Cocobolo knob…this is one of my favorites…
A non-carved container made from two layers of Tigerwood; the black dye is an attempt to hide the joint. I’ll experiment with more like this since 8/4 lumber is easier to find!
A wide, flat bowl turned from Rock Maple and accented with red dye. Finished with Varnish applied by dabbing a sponge over the surface, so some texture shows.
And, finally, two bowls from “yard wood”. We had two stumps stored in the driveway for a couple of years until I sawed them up this past spring/summer. I cut them into smaller chunks, rough-turned them on the lathe to speed drying, and now have plenty of bowl blanks waiting to be finished!
This is how they looked during processing…
Since the blanks have dried, I can now re-mount them on the lathe and finish turning…
Spalted Chinese Poplar
and Spalted Barnett Pear
Gotta admit, it’s very pleasing to watch wood go from log to finished bowl in your hands! My found wood pile is growing despite the fact we are planning to move soon! LOL!
comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...