|Project by richgreer||posted 02-08-2010 05:58 PM||2377 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This is a clear case of letting the beauty of the wood shine through. There is nothing complicated of challenging about the work I did on the lathe. I just want people to be able to see the beauty of his wood.
I started with a piece of a branch of an african blackwood tree. There was bark all the way around. I turned it a little off center because I wanted to highlight the contrast between the sap wood and the heart wood.
I finished it with 3 coats of Danish Oil and then I buffed it with tripoli, white diamond and carnauba wax.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.