|Project by Brett||posted 11-02-2011 07:21 AM||1279 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
My lovely bride recently bought me a new Delta midi lathe for our 20th wedding anniversary. I am learning how to use it, slowly, and I made these spoons as one of my first projects on it.
I turned the outside shape on the lathe and cut them in half to make two spoons. As you can see I made two large and two small. I carved the bowls out with a gouge/carving tool.
The wood is supposed to be Laurel, that is what I was told that it was anyway. THIS WOOD IS HARD! I actually think that it was a LARGE Laurel bush that achieved tree status and it came down. There were just the logs on the ground. I really like the contrast in the color of the wood. It was spalting, I guess, if that is the right term for it. I haven’t applied any finish on them yet, I am not sure what I want to use.
I think that I will have to make some more of these. They are fun and fast to make.
-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com