|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 04-08-2016 05:33 AM||685 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is only the second vase I tried my hand at, being new to turning. And actually the first vase that I completely hollowed out.
It is made from a piece of Pearwood that I was given by a friend who has an orchard in B.C. It has some really cool color and grain. This was my first time working with orchard Pearwood. It cut very nicely but the log was fairly wet so it was pretty easy cutting.
You will also notice that since my first few turnings, I already upgraded my lathe to a 60’s vintage Powermatic 45. A very nice lathe!
The vase is about 11.5” tall and 4” round. The finish is a couple coats of wipe on Poly.
I’ve attached a few progress pics as well. it’s fairly rare for me to take many progress pics but this one was interesting.
Thanks for looking and commenting!
Turning right from a log.
A nice big dovetail tenon for the chuck.
Start hollowing with a forstner bit.
Then a hollowing tool.
Finally some sanding.
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