|Project by PhillipCarroll||posted 02-09-2017 06:14 PM||533 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This was my first attempt at turning a vase. I used some wood I found in a room at work so I’m not sure what the species is, but I think it may be mahogany from the look of it.
After gluing up the wood I started turning it using a faceplate. Once I got it round I noticed a small knot near one end and my initial design went out the window.
I decided to go from a very simple vase which would basically be a really tall bowl to one with a lip and a narrower neck. Of course, that meant cutting straight down into a narrower opening.
My biggest challenge was figuring out how close I was to the bottom. I’m going to make a depth gauge to avoid that problem in the future!
I finished it with some of Steve Preslar’s magic polish.
Thanks for looking!
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