|Project by RichCMD||posted 02-16-2017 04:55 AM||715 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This started last November as a project in a woodturning class at Annapolis Woodworks. I was not able to finish before the class ended. The grain in the wood looked pretty special, so I decided to hang onto it and finish it. Recently, I finally got around to working on it. It would not fit on my lathe at home, so I finished it up with an orbital sander and a lot of elbow grease.
Originally, I planned to have it sit flat on its base like a plate, but I decided I liked the way it looked sitting on the tenon that was still attached to the bottom. Rather than cutting off the tenon, I used it to connect a base that I turned out of a scrap piece of mahogany. Now it creates the illusion that it is hovering in the air.
I am glad I decided to finish it because I like the way it looks.
-- Ride the bevel!