|Project by Lazyman||posted 06-07-2016 07:49 PM||650 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
My next turning experiment was this multi-axis weed pot. This one is about 5” tall, made with live oak and Tried and True Varnish Oil finish. What I learned about this technique is that you have to be sure to get all of the tool marks cleaned and sanded before you change to the next axis. I discovered that I left some fairly obvious ridges when I started to sand once all of the turning was done. Lots of hand sanding and they are still visible. Doh! Not sure that I could make one too much larger than this because the off-center turning caused my mini-lathe to jump around quite a bit at anything but the lowest speed.
And of course a small vase needs a small flower so I decided to try the copper rose technique I saw on the Instructables website so I got some metalworking experimentation in as well on this project. Yeah, I know this isn’t copperjocks but it is made for the vase. The last picture shows the rose after cutting the copper, texturing and mounting on a 10 ga. wire but before shaping. I made this one smaller than the instructables one to make it proportional to the small vase.
-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.