|Project by Gshepherd||posted 12-26-2012 02:55 AM||1359 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
Here is a few of the items I made for X-mas presents. Being involved in the X-mas Mallet Swap I was itchin to open it up Sunday so I went to the shop and Decided to make a few extra X-mas presents to keep me away from the temptation.
I have always wanted to turn a large Platter so here is my First Platter. It is A. Mahogany. 16in in Dia. Doing the back of the platter first was fairly easy enough but when I started on the front and got closer to the edges I learned to hold my chisel with one hand while holding the back of the platter with the other due to it wanting to flex a bit. Great Learning experience. It is finished with some Danish oil which I burnished into it and several coats of Milands wax.
The little Pencil cups are for my girls teachers. We had already gave some of them out but they wanted to give a few more out to some other teachers so I made these after I did the platter. They are finished either in General Finishes turners polish or Milands Wax. They are about 3 1/4 tall and 3 inches in Dia. They are a little thicker than I normally do but being on a teachers desk and getting bumped and knocked off seemed to be a high possibility so I kept them thicker to take some abuse….
Then being on a roll I went ahead and did a small weed pot. I laminated some mahogany together and made this small vase. It is 6in tall and 3 1/4 dia. I drilled a small 3/8 hole down the middle about 3 1/2 deep. It has a simple danish oil finish with some Milands wax. So a pretty good turning session. Went to the shop around 1pm Sunday and came home Monday afternoon around 5pm. Then I opened up my Mallet gift from fellow LJ buddy Derosa…. You can see all the Mallets that were made for the X-mas Swap by doing a search for Mallet Swap….
Of course I have to put in a pic of one of my shepherds, Oscar who always by my side. He will either be underneath the lathe or close enogh to get covered up. He doesn’t mind the shavings and everytime I get him out of there he always comes back so I just deal with it.
Last pic is a Staved Vase I made about a month ago I wanted to add to my project file. Thanks for looking and hope you all a very Merry X-mas and a Spectacular New Year.
-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........