|Project by Martin Svaabeck||posted 01-01-2010 07:34 AM||1408 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
After sending the earlier pics to-day, and, being New Years Day (Happy New Year to all of You) with nothing else to do, It`s too hot to do any woodturning, (44.8 Deg C here right now) I am sitting in front of my PC with air-conditioning on, to send some more pics.
1. Fruit Bowl of a 3000 year old Traditional Chinese Design constructed of three timbers, Tasmanian Oak, Australian River Red Gum (hard variety) and Malaysian Quila (also hard) Finished with Clear Tung Oil & Bees Wax.
2. & 3. Two Bowls produced from the same `scrap` timber blank of Australia River Red Gum. Finished with two different (unknown) finishing materials.
4. Similar designed Bowl produced from Tasmanian Sassafras finished in Danish Oil & Bees Wax.
5.Segmented Spinning Top with retained/captivated (non-removable) Actuating Pull-string, for my Grandson, with Tas. Oak & Quila segments & Sassafras handle & spindle. Finished with Danish Oil & Bee`s Wax.
6. Pair of Egg Cups for my Grandson & Grand-daughter, two Cups & one Base produced from from Australian Camphor Laurel Tree (highly perfumed camphor scent) and (regarded as a noxious weed in Queensland) and the other Base from Australian Red River Gum. Finished with four applications and `friction` polish, of Danish Oil, 12 hours between applications & friction polishing, and finally three applications of Bee`s Wax with high friction polishing between coatings.
Almost all of my turnings have mainly Danish Oil application, initially, by brush then high-speed friction polish with medium weave cloth, with reasonably `heavy` pressure, to generate heat to drive oil penetration into the wood to provide `good` sealing, preservation and in some cases, waterproofing, rather than resorting to epoxy or polyurethane finishes.
This is all for now,