|Project by SSMDad||posted 07-21-2011 04:13 AM||1158 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Now that I have my lathe. This is the first turning project I’ve completed. I’m also working on an Australian Myrtle Burl flower vase that’s about 3.5” tall but that’s for another day.
The shaft is maple and the base is cherry. I sanded it from 120 grit up to 600 then burnished it with wood shavings before applying a mixture of shellac and wax (7 coats) then polished it to a high gloss and burnished it again with shavings to get a satin finish. The pieces are attached with a simple mortise and tenon with no glue and set to expand and contract along the grain in parallel.
Makes me happy. :)
-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."