|Project by scrappy||posted 07-15-2011 06:07 AM||1499 views||0 times favorited||24 comments|
This was a true UGLY DUCKLING. I have never seen a piece of wood this ugly get turned. It was soo bad, I wouldn’t have put it on the fire! The only reason I tried to turn it was because it was given to me, to see if I could make some thing from it. I think it is Maple.
The entire outside was black. (sorry did not get pic of blank before turning) It had a crack going all the way from one edge to the core, and several small checks also.
Lots of bug holes. Some all the way through the log. VERY heavy spalting all through plus LOTS of PUNKY spots!! It took lots of super glue to stabilize this enough to turn with out it flying apart.
Lots of fun and the Ugly Duckling turned into a Swan ( that’s what my wife called it)
4 inch tall by 5 inch diam. Turned to 1/4 inch wall. ( I was too scared to go any thinner) haha
Finish is Old Masters Tung Oil/Varnish.
Please leave all comments and critiques. I welcome all criticism and helpful hints. Thank You for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!