|Project by peteg||posted 09-29-2010 09:35 AM||1393 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a small lidded vessel made from African beech (Fagus Sylvatica), this was finishing timber on a building site so the pieces were not large enough to get carried away, it is interesting to work with as far as turning goes, but the end result in your hands is like a piece of valvet, it will almost slide out of your hands it comes up so smooth.
The inside is undercut to the outside edges
The top and base were textured slightly different.
it is a very light timber and I was tempted to “colour up” but thought I would leave the fittle back look of the wood come thru.
A few good coats of sealer denibbed back with 1200 paper and coated with a good polishing wax.
Currently playing with some variations with ebonised finials and possibly bases ?
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got