|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 07-13-2010 11:41 PM||2261 views||0 times favorited||26 comments|
THIS ONE IS KIND OF A DISAPPOINTMENT!
But I thought I might as well share this anyhow.
It blew apart while I was giving it the finish sanding.
I guess the heat buildup caused the glue joint to soften.
I was lucky enough to find most of the pieces, & re-glued it.
It still looks fairly decent if you don’t get too close to it as you can see by image # 2..
I didn’t spend too much effort in waxing it, in fear of it flying apart again.
It’s 6” X 7” tall, with a “Lebron” hard wax finish.
This piece of wood is from the Silver Maple tree in our backyard.
I planted this from a seed in 1958. It cost us $700 to have it taken down.
This piece usually sits back mostly out of close view.
But Barb Loves it. I guess that’s all that matters.
This piece is made from two pieces about 3 1/2” thick.
I cut out two 6 inch round disks, then glued, & clamped them together.
It usually takes about 2 hours of turning at the most, not counting preparation, & glue up.
That’s what I like about woodturning, it doesn’t take long to make something.
Usually when I put a block of wood on the lathe, I don’t have a set plan,
but after rough rounding it, I just play it by ear. I think the grain in the wood guides me along.
When you give it a wax finish, it’s ready to put on the shelf, no waiting for the finish to dry.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1