|Project by scrappy||posted 01-04-2012 04:41 AM||1876 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
Here is a Claro Walnut Bowl I did with a little something extra. I decided to try adding a second medium to this turning. Wire.
This is my first attempt at any kind of carving in a LONG time. Tried to make this look like the wire was cinching the edge of the wood. Kinda like it was cloth? Wife thinks it turned out pretty good so I am happy with it.
Used the indexing head on my lathe to get the spacing even. Then carved the grooves deeper and rounded them over. Drilled holes along the under side to loop the wire through.
Used speaker wire for the cinching. It was a lot of trouble trying to strip the wire. Kept cutting through the strands. Used speaker wire because I wanted to twist both the copper color and the silver color together. (Tried just the copper but think this looks better.)
Love the color and grain of the Claro Walnut.
Finished with several coats of “Old Masters, Tung Oil/Varnish”
Please leave all comments and critiques. I am always trying to improve and your comments help.
Thanks for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!