|Project by DocT||posted 05-28-2010 07:07 PM||4269 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
My oldest daughter finishes kindergarten today. Man they grow-up fast! I was so impressed with her thoughtfulness yesterday when we asked her what she would like to give her teacher as an end-of-the-year gift. She thought and thought. Then she said, “Mrs. P. really likes pointers. She has a bunch of really neat ones. She has one with a finger on the end and one with an apple and there’s a dolphin… and a sunflower… and… Do you think we could make her a really nice pointer?!”
So here is my attempt. It was quite a challenge. I have never turned something so long that is so thin! (Leave it alone!) Considering the old Craftsman lathe that I’m working with, I’m quite proud with the results. The pointer is made from white oak and measures about 16” long with a large diameter of 7/8” and a small diameter of 1/4”. The finish is shellac.
I’m glad my daughter thought of this. I know she’s proud to give it; I hope her teacher likes it!