|Project by Bearpie||posted 05-09-2012 03:57 PM||1552 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Picture 1-3 Bamboo and Brazilian Cherry 9 1/2” D x 4” H Finished with Wipe on Poly
Picture 4-6 Hickory and Bubbinga 9 1/2” D x 4” H Finished with Hut Wax only
I am hooked to segmenting work and find it becoming easier and easier to make them. Both of these were made within a week. I still have to allow time for the glue to dry and the finish as well. The Hickory bowl was a snap to finish as I used a wax that was designed for finishing pens and it worked beautifully on this bowl. My only concern is how long this wax will hold up on this bowl. By using the wax I was able to finish it the same morning I finished the bowl. I picked up a bundle of Bamboo flooring from a recycle center and I will say that it is easy to work with and turns beautifully on the long grain and not so good across the end grain. It is a very good wood (grass) to turn on the lathe. If you have a chance to get some Bamboo, I would highly recommend it. The only problem I see with this is that when you saw it, it creates a very fine dust and could be a problem for some people? When turning it on the lathe it creates nice curls and leaves the wood almost ready to finish with very little sanding. The Hickory I received from a friend who was clearing his lot and I took the logs to a sawmill to have them sawed into boards. They have been drying in my garage for at least 6 years. The wood was a bit spalted when I got them.
Enjoy looking and Comments and critiques always welcomed!
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL