|Project by Mlke||posted 10-28-2010 03:36 AM||1315 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is what i’ve been up to, the first picture is a camphor-rosewood miniature hollowform 1 1/4×15/16” finished with thin superglue, micro meshed then scratch-X then some kind liquid of car wax (dont remember the name) i reallyyy like turning miniatures :D this hollowform is going to be given to my priest/guidance counselor, because he asked me how ornate of an object i could make. i hope he likes it :D
next is a small rosewood plate, currently finished with a couple coats of tung oil 8 3/4×1 1/4” beautiful grain!!
next is a slightly spalted sugar-maple fruit bowl, finished with a beeswax-oil mixture. it has a pretty bad crack, and i was thinking of stitching it up with leather, but i actually kinda like it so it’s gonna stay lol 11 3/4×5 1/4
the fifth picture is my second vase. it’s made of camphor, and when i was turning it, i must of turned it a little too thin, and a part of it broke out… so i “stitched” it up with some leather. 10 1/4×5 1/2”
lastly, my two favorites, a cherry four-legged plate, and a extra figured “bee tree” camphor hollowform (my third)
the plate has one coat of tung, while the hollowform has a coat of pentacryl on it, to help dry, as it was turned green.
all of the wood was free except the cherry, but the cherry was extremelyyy cheapp. the sugar maple came from wisconsin (i live in florida, and we had to take that piece home in luggage lol i got a couple of weird looks (; i also took home a 69 pound black locust crotch-wood log on that same plane, same day haha :D got all of that wood from a couple guys on craigslist who were cuttin down some trees.
Thanks for looking, and sorry if i bored you with my stories lol. Any comments/ critiques are extremely welcome, and please point out my mistakes too, it helps me learn.
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