|Project by Bill||posted 12-15-2012 02:12 PM||1194 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a large hollow form made with spalted maple. It is 15 inces tall and ten across the top. This piece had a couple of spots that the wood was so punky that I could dig chunks out with my fingernails. Rough turned and then soaked with laquer thinned out 50 % to help stabilize it. It absorbed nearly a quart before it was saturated. These are especially dangerous to turn. To get a good cot, the lathe needs to be turned up 1200 rpms, and the inconsistency in density can sometimes take hours of work and explode them into mulch for the garden. It was hollowed out with a shop made laser guided boring bar.
Never realized till now how flat awesome that sounds…. shop made laser guided boring bar. I will have to get a picture of it next time I get it out.
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973