|Project by David Craig||posted 06-12-2010 06:25 PM||1689 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
These are the two most recent items created on the lathe.
The first is a burnt cherry bowl that I worked on over Mike’s place (jockmike2). He was kind enough to donate this beautiful wood for the bow. The goal was to work on thinner walls and more curvature to the finished piece. I would eventually like to work on vases and this seemed a good way to start.
The second is my first lidded vessel, a ring box. I had a piece of previously turned Maple that had no particular function. The top looked like it would make a good small wooded box and so I parted off a section for the top, hollowed, tenoned, and parted the base and am pleased with the result.
Turning can produce many happy accidents. The goal here is control. Lidded pieces require more precise measuring and shaping to achieve the desired result.
I still have to do some minor buffing of the finish with a scotch pad, but the task is very minor and will not affect/add to the photo much. One of these days I will have to trade my camera phone in for a real camera.
Thanks for viewing,
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.