|Project by rustfever||posted 06-25-2011 11:56 AM||1082 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Last week, two Grandsons joined me in the wood shop. AJ, 9 years old, had a field day. He made a number of pens, a bowl, and a baseball batt. I previously submitted the batt.
But today, I’d like to show the work he did on the bowl and the pens.
The bowl started life as a Claro Walnut rootball I was given. I broke it down and air dried it for a year, then last fall, I started to turn a rough blank. When I had it about 1.25” thick, I set aside in shavings inside a box.
Fast forward to now.
AJ wanted to turn a bowl out of figured Claro. I started him on the air cured blank. He spent the better portion of two days on the lathe working on this. When done with turning, scraping, and sanding, I taught him the Beall Three Step Polishing & Wax system. This is the results.
He also turned a number of pens, including this Slimline with the Celtic knot. [He also turned a Wallstreet II Claro Walnut pen with Celtic Knot, but I failed to get any pics.]
We, he, I and his 17 yo brother, had a grand 5 days in the shop. This is just some of the results.
I wish I had the photographic skills to match his woodworkign skills!
-- Rustfever, Central California