|Project by CharlesAuguste||posted 06-15-2011 03:42 AM||931 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
A large thunderstorm, with high winds, broke a branch of one of my apple trees, about 5 inches in diameter
and quite long. So i cut it all up in 3 to 4 feet lenght and painted the end to make sure the wood dry slowly.
So that said i decided to make a few projects out of theses 7 or 8 pieces a few months later!!
I started with a rustic worbench stool, except for the seat all applewood.
Then with larger part of the trunk i turned a vase on the lathe, that piece sat a lot longer then the pieces for the stool since some of them have a few checks!!!
Still left with a large piece i made a massive mallet, i never realize how hard this applewood is, very nice.
And a chisel handle for an old buck brothers gouge with pewter rings and ferrule all done on the Lathe.
-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison