|Project by scrappy||posted 05-04-2010 02:26 AM||1517 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Here is a little more serious turning then my last post. This is the first time I have had the chance to turn a burl. It was a little scary with all the voids. You can see in the last pic (taken with a flashlight shining inside) how some of the holes go all the way through. Wanted to get it down to 1/8 thick but decided it was good enough. (yes, I got chicken) haha
By the way, I don’t have a laser or capture arm system for turning. As I turn it is all gues work and praying I don’t go through the wall. Have been lucky so far.
Myrtle Burl from WoodWorkers Source. (yes, I actually purchased wood from a store!)haha
2 1/4 diam X 4 1/2 tall with 3/16 wall thickness.
Sanded at 100, 120, 240, 320, 400, and 4 different “scrunchie” pads Maroon, Green, Grey, and White.
4 coats of Tung Oil/Varnish using the White pad between coats.
Buffed with cotton rag for finish.
My wife wants this one but told her maybe. After all, Mothers day is just around the corner. hehehe (she is spoiled, and will get this)
Please leave all comments and critiques. I would like to have your honest opinions on improvement. Thank You for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!