|Project by Hacksaw007||posted 09-02-2010 06:51 PM||1259 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
My first year on Lumberjocks! What can I say, met a lot of good woodworking people here, friendly helpful, people with racoons on their heads, you know the types….. I have learned alot, and want to learn a lot more. My goal is to visit some of the people here on Lumberjocks. Met a few selling wood to them but to visit their shops and them would be nice. Wish we have meeting somewhere close…..
To mark this day, I have to show a scrap wood walnut bowl that turned out better than I though it would. It looked kind of bad with lots of sap wood in it, and ever after it was turned kind of looked pale, low quality. But when I hit it with the first coat of conversion varnish, BAM! The dark dull wood got dark and the white sap wood got really white. I colored the two beads black and not a bad looking piece of free scrap wood from the old wood lathe!
Made a few more hairsticks, the first one is out of Yellowheart, and for the first time turning this wood, I really liked it. Turns nice, dust was ok, not like some exotics, nice yellow cast to the wood. Painted the bead black, 5 coats of conversion varnish later, and you can see what it turned out to be.
One picture of a Zebrawood hairstick, 6 beads on the top, with a hybrid tip, after turning and half sanding I took the spindle out of the lathe and sanded the bead flat on two sides facing each other, and then wire burned the lines again where the beads were. A nice look that is easy to hold on to.
Again, thanks for reading this and putting up with me for a year, looking forward to year number 2!
-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16