|Project by scrappy||posted 1606 days ago||1513 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Got a box in the mail the other day from Rustfever full of Claro Walnut, Citrus, and a nice piece of Carob. Haven’t had a chance to do anything with it until today. Thought that since I have never turned any Carob I would start with it.
Cut a bowl blank out of it and rough turned the outside and faced off the bottom for a sacrifice block to glue too. Glued my block to it and was wondering what to do while the glue dries. Spotted the piece of scrap from the end of the board and thought ”That is still big enough for a candle holder” Cut round on the band saw, put between centers and away I went.
Little did I know IT did not want to be a candle holder. Turned into this LITTLE Vase. Only 2 1/4 inch diam X 2 inch tall. Hollowing this little sucker while it was between centers was a lot of fun. From the inside of the edge to the live center was only about 3/8 inch. Used my home made allen wrench hollowing tool ( 1/4 inch wide) and reached around the edge. Got it down to about 3/16 wall most of the way down. Turned the post in the center down to 1/8 inch when the rest was done and removed post then sanded inside. Only 1 coat of hand whipe poly so far.
This wood is amazing. Love the color and grain in it. There is even a bark inclusion that goes all the way through the bottom. Can’t wait to finish turning the large piece tomorrow. The grain and color are even more stunning in it. (see last pic)
Was soo nice to get back into the shop today. Work has kept me tied up (worn out) and part time out of town for the last 2 weeks.
Thank You Ira (rustfever) for the chance to turn this amazing wood.
Will post other piece when completed. Please leave all comments and suggestions. You input is allways welcome.
Thanks for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!