|Project by Kindlingmaker||posted 03-02-2011 10:13 PM||1906 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I thought I would do a little turning just to show that any wood is usable. This is a branch trimmed from a plum tree and is roughly 3/4” in diameter. I used a mini wood lathe but a drill press or even a drill motor could be used with a little set up. The turn tool was a 1/4” scrapper only with a parting tool to show where I would part the project off. As I look around there are so many possibilities for working wood whether its on a lathe, using hand tools or whatever to shape the wood. Big chunks of wood are drooled over but there are lots of other possibilities when those big chunks are not in the shop.
-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings