|Project by Gshepherd||posted 11-20-2012 02:16 AM||1267 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
My Uncle who is a Superb Turner came to visit about 5 years ago and gave me the Turning Fever. So I figured why not and we went to Woodcraft and he helped me pick out my first lathe and starter supplies. I thought I would do a goblet with the ring since he was there to help me. I got the base and goblet part pretty much turned out and when it came to do the stem and ring he suggested he do this part and I watch and learn. Just as he started I saw a chuck go flying and he just say there goes 50 bucks….. Through out his stay every once in a while I hear there goes another 50. By the time he left I probably saw 200 bucks go flying through the air. It sure was fun. I kept both pieces on the shelf cause the wood was so pretty and of course the memories which are priceless. So yesterday evening I looked at it again and decided it was time to fix it.
I cut tenons on each piece and glued a piece of nice figured maple to serve as the new stem. Then I returned it from top to bottom again to get it perfecty round and blend in the new replacement stem to what I thought would be good for this piece. Several burnished coats of Danish Oil and some Milands wax to finish it off…. For the life of me I can not remember the wood type but once I hear it I will remember.
-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........