|Project by Andy||posted 03-24-2016 12:10 AM||732 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Olivewood is used for alot of religious items and has grown in the holy lands for thousands of years. Well I had a piece of it so I figured I would make a rosary storage box.
This is only the second box Ive turned on the lathe and this wood was very expensive so I was happy that i didnt mess it up. I cut the tenon for the four jaw chuck and I parted the lid off first so the grains would match up. Ive seen people make the lid upside down for some reason but I like my grains to match wherever possible.
I hollowed it out with a round carbide cutter tool mainly because I havent figured out how to do it with a bowl gouge. I dont know if a bowl gouge would even be the right tool for that.
The olivewood is beautiful and I was very happy with how this box “turned out” (so to speak). I wonder if thats where we get that term hmm.
Thanks for viewing, Andy.
-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods