|Project by JJones98042||posted 02-09-2013 at 05:17 AM||1977 views||9 times favorited||19 comments|
I made these as a wedding gift for my step-daughter and soon to be step-son. This is my first attempt at segmented turning of any kind. I’m very pleased with how they came out thus far! :)
They are made as mirror images using walnut and maple. I designed them so that the 2 lower bands would resememble rings to represent their wedding. I had seen people use the Celtic knot design used in other projects and thought it would be a good feature to highlight the center of the bodies for these mills. They were sanded to 600 grit then I applied a bit of oil to accent the grain and shellac as an initial sealer. The final finish is 3 coats of gloss wipe-on polyurethane for durability.
Now we just have to see how they hold up to the test of time.
Thanks for looking. :)
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