|Project by McLeanVA||posted 02-22-2012 08:31 PM||2769 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
Knocked out a few eucalyptus burl Mach III razors this weekend. Plenty of mini-strokes along the way working with all of the voids and internal bark. Ended up turning down to near finished shapes and then filling all voids with 5 minute epoxy, then turning (light scraping with spindle gouge) down to finished profile. A few coats of CA before wet sanding with micro mesh pads and then final coat of Hut Ultra Gloss.
Those of you who have turned burl before are probably smiling now. Some burls can be a a bugger to work with.
I experimented with a few profiles to see what feels best in hand.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.