|Project by TheDane||posted 10-07-2011 01:23 AM||1563 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
You know you’ve got it bad when you can’t walk past a stack of firewood with wondering what you could do with that special piece in the middle of the pile.
You know you’ve got it bad when there aren’t any flat surfaces in your house that don’t have at least one object that you created on your lathe.
The bowl in the first picture was from a piece of birch that was pretty far down the road to being returned to dust. I turned away about 2/3 of the blank to get rid of the majority of the punky wood, then soaked it in shellac overnight and let it cure for a few weeks. The result was a piece that I just can’t walk by without at least an admiring glance. I particularly like the knot (in the 2nd picture) that appeared inside as I flattened out the bottom.
My wife seems to like my turning projects … she put together a little display on the hall table.
Or maybe, she is just humoring me!
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"