|Project by RichardH||posted 03-12-2010 04:37 AM||1265 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
6.5”W x 2.25”H
Confession on this one…Every now and then I kind of rush the final carving the inside of a hollow vessel and instead of stopping to measure the wall thickness, I overtrust the “zen of turning” and pop!, right through the side wall as pieces fly across the garage…
So begins the life of this turning. The top piece of ash was actually the bottom of a fairly large hollow vase with sharp angles at both the top and the bottom. I punched through the side of it and only the bottom inch and a half “survived”. I almost threw it into the scrap pile, but instead set it aside and probably 6 months went by until I was making a few Padauk plates and decided to marry the two together.
Can’t say I love the final shape here, but I feel pretty good about giving this one a second chance.
-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."