|Project by WoodArtbyJR||posted 02-08-2013 03:01 PM||1240 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
I finished & posted my bamboo countertop yestereday so that gave me some time to finish a new S & P set. I purchased the turning blank from my buddy the “Board Hoarder” on the east side of Seattle about a year ago. He had it marked as an English Walnut Burl. It was a beautiful piece so I picked it up. During turning I was questioning his choice of wood clarification. It was light enough to be english but the smell was more like Black Walnut. Being cololr blind I depend more on my smell ability and would question his marking. With that aside, what a BEAUTIFUL grain on this bad boy. Nature at her BEST. They have a coat of walnut oil and then buffed and waxed on the PSI knock off of the 3 way system. I get my mechanisms from Packard Woodworks. I hope you like them as this is my second making of the smaller ones. I usually go for the 8” to 12” size. I tried to make exact copies of each other but as you can tell, they are close but not exact and that’s what is unique about them No two are the same since I am doing these by eye and hand, not using a duplicator. I might make a few more of these for my inventory to test the market. As always, questions and comments always welcome.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington