|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 540 days ago||16833 views||1 time favorited||24 comments|
A friend and neighbor from three doors down passed away not too long ago. His children are currently in the process of trying to sell his house. There were quite a few trees down around here after Hurricane Isaac, including one from his back yard. When I saw the cut up trunk and branches at the curb, I thought it would be nice to turn something from a piece of Mr. Ben’s tree to remember him by.
I thought it was an oak tree, but the wood didn’t have the big pores I’m used to seeing from local oaks. Then again, this is the first green wood I’ve ever turned, so I had no idea what to expect. I left the walls fairly thick, but no telling what will happen as it dries. The finish is buffed BLO.
Whatever it decides to do, it will still bring me good memories of a fine old gentleman.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"