|Project by Stephen Mines||posted 03-02-2011 05:16 PM||2168 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Naw, not a spool of thread, just a BIG table base. I’d been whacking away at this awhile and noticed it kinda resembled a thread spool. Just to prove that woodturners almost have a sense of humor I thought I’d wrap a rope around it and snap a picture. That’s a 50 foot piece of robe, all I had, so my photo op was wasted? No, not really, it got my camera off the shelf so I happened to take a picture of the finished base (last photo). Base was made with Alder, finished size was 22 Dia X 29 High. Had to have a cleanly finished end since it got a glass top. The design is a stylized sheaf of wheat, as gathered together to dry in the field, as in ‘bringing in the sheaves’. The customer was debating whether to have wheat straws carved into it after it was turned. I don’t know if he ever carried through on that. In answer to the the question “What do you get for something like this?” I charged $350.00 COM & Prep, PD. (Customer’s Own Material and Preparation, they furnish the wood and prepare it for the lathe and deliver blank and pickup finished piece.) ALL I have to do is get it on the lathe, make sawdust, and call them to pickup.
-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)