|Project by mot||posted 11-11-2007 12:38 AM||2544 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
As I’ve accomplished almost nothing in the shop in weeks, I decided to turn a hunk of myrtlewood that an old shop teacher of mine gave me. I’m not wild about the form, but the wood has some pretty neat character. I’ve never turned this stuff before so I can’t tell you what the lighter inclusions are all about. The wood turns like most hard woods; it cuts fine, tears out a bit, sands in a cloud of dust. It’s sanded to 400g and finished with Watco danish oil. Overall, I give it a C+ or a B- if I’m feeling generous. Now that it’s turned I think it would have made a nice lidded box…oh well.
Thanks for looking.
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)