|Project by Bob Collins||posted 08-19-2012 08:58 AM||1474 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Counting the red gum spacers there are 323 pieces in this one, the biggest I have attempted and can be used as an ornament or maybe an urn for ashes. It is 37cm tall and 15cm (6 inches) at the widest point.
The top can be removed and there is a glass insert to hold water and flowers (pic 2 and 3).
I sanded with wet/dry paper up to 1200 grit and then micro mesh to 12000 and a single coat of gloss polyurethane.
The plywood is top quality obtained as offcuts from a local cabinet maker and the red gum is recycled from a demolition site. His offcuts have been up to 2ft wide by 6 ft long.
I enjoyed making this one and you can see the trial run I did with bowls a couple of posts back.
-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.