|Project by Cliff De Witt||posted 01-26-2011 05:19 PM||1067 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I found an 8/4×4.5×72 Popular board in a dumpster and squared it up to make some practice pieces. This is one of the ones where I got the speed fast enough that I was able to minimize the tear out in the end grain.
Out of the 16 practice pieces so far I have gotten 2 bowls that are acceptable, and about 3 that are okay. The good news is that the two acceptable ones followed the three okay ones. I just used Beeswax on this.
I keep bees and have kept my caps from the harvest. I must have about 8 bread pans full of beeswax so I am looking for a good finish that I can make up with them for the lathe.
-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”