|Project by scrappy||posted 09-29-2009 07:29 AM||1483 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I actually turned a Cereal bowl for my wife! All of my previouse turnings have been boxes, cups and fancy bowls. This is the first regular bowl I have tried. Got ahold of some Mesquite this weekend. Landscapers were cutting down a tree and they even helped load my truck. 7 pieces about 10 inch around and 2 foot long. Turned this green down to 3/4 inch thick. Put in microwave until dried then finish turned. Came out nice without and cracks or checks. It is 7 inch x 3 inch x 1/4 wall. Have not finished it yet. Has one coat of miniral oil for now. Need to sand to 400 grit and reaply for several more coats with sanding between.
Second is another small turned box from Maple. Lid is Bloodwood with a Box Elder finial. 4 inch. diam. X 1 3/4 tall with a 2 inch finial. Wife liked this one better then the first one, so I sold the first one and she gets this for her rings and ear rings at night.
Third is a small trumpet style bowl. 4 inch diam. X 3 inch tall. Maple. This blank had a nasty crack running most of the way thru on an angle. So I picked this design to accomidate the turning away of bad wood.
I know most of my stuff is small. But this is all theraputic work for my. When I start to get a little stressed, I just go out to the shop and knock something out. Allways try to have something glued to a backer board so I can just throw it on the lathe and play. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
Thank You all for looking. Please leave all comments and suggestions as I allways look forward to them.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!