|Project by Dave Church||posted 04-26-2016 03:04 PM||699 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I found a few trees in my woods that had what I believe is black knot disease, and were dropping these burls on the ground. I gathered a few up to turn on the lathe. The first one I tried broke apart so I decided I needed to cast them in some sort of resin. I picked up this Easy Cast and it worked wonderfully. This was only my second ever project on the lathe. I love how it turned out, but was a bit disappointed with how out of round the shot glass became while sanding. I have since slowed down the turning speed while sanding and it has helped (also using the shot glass helped with my disappointment), but if anyone has any other advice please share. Thanks.
-- What? I didn't "break" it, I was just testing its durability, and then I "placed" it in the woods because it's made of wood and I just thought he should be with his family.