|Project by Woodbridge||posted 12-29-2011 05:44 PM||1339 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is my last turning for this week. I have tucked my lathe away into its spot for the next little while. This is the last walnut blank that I had ready and it turned into a little lidded jar. It is about 4.5 inches high and about 6 inches in diameter. One this piece, one my learnings was to try and turn a few beads (without catching the chisel and doing significant damage – which is what usually happens when I have attempted to turn a bead.) It is sanded down to 400 grit and has some walnut oil and beeswax for a finish. When I had completed the jar I dropped the lid as I was going down the stairs and it broke into four pieces. Back into the shop for an unplanned glue-up. You can notice the cracks in picture 2. In a few days I will start my next chair, which will be my interpretation of a Tanzanian Throne Chair. I am building it for an African relief organization’s charity auction.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario