|Project by StevenAntonucci||posted 01-21-2010 04:28 AM||2073 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I think there has been a fair amount of disucssion in the turning world about what a turning is. At some point, the piece will come off of the lathe, and there may be some additional work that takes place beyond the lathe. We might question whether or not the work is still a turning.
Here is an example of such a work. To this point in time, all of the work was created on the lathe. The vessel was turned from end grain cherry, and is about 14” tall. I used the lathe to index all of the texture work, but it was not cut with conventional tools. Instead, the surface texture was created with a King Arthur cutter in an angle grinder. So we start down that slope of turning vs. something else…
Additionally, I planned to scorch the outer surface, and potentially do some metal patina surface treatment. Does the work become less of turning because I work on it off of the lathe? Is there some “formula” when something becomes less of a turning and more of something else? Does it need to retain it’s “turned identity’ to still be a turning?